Deported From Colorado ~ Do Not Return

1906 found miners in Colorado battling for unionization of the work force and all of the attendant issues common to that effort. 

By early June, 1906, Colorado State officials had put a stop to the rallies and violence but arresting thirty-six miners and union sympathizers and deporting them to New Mexico.

Sherman M. Bell, Brigadier General – Adjutant General of the State of Colorado told them: “DO NOT RETURN”.

Fortunately for the group the citizens of Cripple Creek took them in and fed them buying them time to find transportation out of the area rather than being left to walk across the New Mexico wilderness on their own.

Deported to New Mexico

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