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Gilbert M. Stack



Today in History: A Mass Kidnapping in Bisbee

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 12, 2018 at 7:40 AM

On this day (July 12) in 1917 the company Phelps Dodge conspired with the sheriff of Bisbee, Arizona, to illegally arrest 1300 striking miners, put them on cattle cars without food or water and then transport them more than 200 miles across a desert to New Mexico where they released them and warned them not to come back. Phelps Dodge pretended that this was patriotism to help the U.S. in its war effort.

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