You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones

Sunday August 30, 1903
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - The Cities of the Cripple Creek District

The beautiful city of Cripple Creek, with a population of about 13,500, is the county seat of Teller County. The city was destroyed by fire in 1896 but has been completely rebuilt since then. Cripple Creek is connect by train service to the city of Victor with its population of 7,000 about 5 miles distant. These two cities are connected by trains which run through the mountains with grand views all around, including a view of Pike's Peak. Victor is in the extreme southern part of Teller County, and just a few miles beyond is the town of Goldfield, population 2,000.

The town of Altman sits 11,000 feet above sea level on the crest of Bull Hill. Many miners who work in the mines of Bull Hill live there with their families. It is often called the highest city of the world, although we are unable to verify that claim.

The Cripple Creek District is home to 6,270 miners, most of whom are members of the Western Federation of Miners. Their labor produces $24,000,000 in gold annually. They are now on strike asking for a fair share of that wealth, an eight hour day, and safe working conditions.

The Cripple Creek Strike
-by Emma F Langdon
(Part I, 1st pub 1904)
NY, 1969

Saturday August 30, 1913
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan - Charles Moyer arrives in Michigan's Copper Country.

Charles Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, arrived in Michigan's Copper Country today. When the strike started, Moyer was in Austria at the International Mining Congress. From there, he was held up in London with an attack of bronchial asthma. He came to Calumet from Denver where his efforts to raise money for the strike were met with some success when the American Federation of Labor agreed to endorse the strike.

Moyer arrived with WFM board member William Davidson, and the two leaders quashed rumors that the union's headquarters were being moved to Calumet. Rumors of dissension within the leadership of the WFM were also denied. Moyer was informed that the Finnish, Slavic, and Italian strikers are holding firm, while those miners returning to work are mostly of English, Irish, and Scandinavian descent.

Rebels on the Range
-by Arthur W Thurner
MI, 1984

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