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    Imperial Size Photograph of National Guard Goldfield, Colorado 1903. The series of incidents that have most frequently been referred to as the Colorado labor wars involved a struggle between the Western Federation of Miners and the mine operators, particularly the Cripple Creek Mine Owners' Association, during the period from 1903 to 1905. Like so many other fights between the miners and the owners of the mines, this was a brutal and bloody period in Colorado history.

    Additional participants in Colorado's labor struggles have included the National Guard, often informally called the militia, pursuant to instructions adjutant General Sherman M. Bell issued orders to the first regiment, and other companies of infantry, cavalry, and artillery of the Colorado National guard to proceed to the Cripple Creek District. On Sept. 4th, they arrived, in number about 700, and went into permanent quarters at camp Goldfield, among the largest mining properties in the district, near the town of Goldfield.

    Imperial size photograph taken by R. G. Leonard, Denver, Colorado (blind Stamped lower right bottom) of Company "F" 1st Infantry National Guard of Colorado, stationed at Goldfield, Colorado 1903. The Infantry troops sitting for the photographer with there rifles, campaign hats and full dress uniforms. Measures approximately 13" x 11".

    Condition: Very fine, mount has usual wear, and has been trimmed on right

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