But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing…
Cities that are haunted…seem to straddle past and present as though two versions of the same city are overlaid on top of each other. —Colin Dickey, Ghostland
This weekend we watched an outstanding documentary on iTunes: Bisbee ’17. This film looks at The Bisbee Deportation, an event that occurred on July 12, 1917. when 2,000 armed citizens rounded up 1,200 striking miners.
In the summer of 1917, the copper mines of Bisbee, Arizona were providing essential ore for munitions destined for our troops overseas fighting in World War One. The companies were making record profits. The miners, many of whom were immigrants and foreign-born citizens, were tired of the unsafe working conditions and the discrimination they faced in the camps.
The International Workers of the World (I.W.W.) took notice and came to Bisbee to organize the workers and
The words are from 1877 and they still resonate today.
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