IWW Miners of Jerome and Bisbee Loaded into Cattle Cars and Deported from State of Arizona

There are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go to keep the workers in slavery. -Mother Jones
Janet Raye
July 14, 2017
Bisbee Deportation, IWW to Cattle Cars, July 12, 1917
http://www.weneverforget.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Bisbee-Deportation-IWW-to-Cattle-Cars-July-12-1917.png

The above photograph shows more than 1000 working class men, mostly members of the Metal Mine Workers Industrial Union of the Industrial Workers of the World, being loaded into cattle cars in Bisbee, Arizona, July 12th, for the purpose of being deported from the state of Arizona. The men were force to stand in manure and left without food and water for hours until they were hauled across the state line and into New Mexico. More than 1000 men were left stranded in the desert near Hermanas, New Mexico.

The sixty-seven men deported from Jerome were taken across the state line and left at Needles, California.

From the Bisbee Daily Review of July 12, 1917:

Sheriff Wheeler’s Warning:

From The Ogden Standard of July 12, 1917:

From the Tucson Arizona Daily Star of July 11, 1917:

SOURCE
Labor and World War I, 1914-1918
-by Philip S Foner
International Publishers, 1987
Chapter 13:IWW Organizing During the War: Mining
-page 269, “The Jerome Deportation”
-page 271, “The Bisbee Deportation”
https://books.google.com/books?id=RzHyAAAAMAAJ

IMAGES
Bisbee Deportation, IWW to Cattle Cars, July 12, 1917
http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/photograph-workers-and-loading-cars-used-transport-them-during-bisbee-deportation-1917
Bisbee Deportation, Keep Off Streets, Bsb Dly Rv, July 12, 1917
Bisbee Deportation, Sheriff Warning, Bsb Dly Rv, July 12, 1917
https://www.newspapers.com/image/40778365/
Bisbee Deportation, IWW Driven Out, Ogden Std, July 12, 1917
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058396/1917-07-12/ed-1/seq-1/
Bisbee Deportation, Rounds Up IWW, Ogden Std, July 12, 1917
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058396/1917-07-12/ed-1/seq-1/
Jerome Deportation, IWW Cattle Train, AZ Dly Str, July 11, 1917
https://www.newspapers.com/image/163632795/

See also:

The Bisbee Deportation of 1917
University of Arizona Web Exhibit
http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/bisbee/history/index.html

Bisbee Deportation
Zinn Education Project
https://zinnedproject.org/2016/07/the-bisbee-deportation/

Bisbee Deportation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisbee_Deportation

 

 

 

July 16, 2017