Carbon County coal strike records, 1903-1904; 1909.


Utah National Guard. Carbon County coal strike records, 1903-1904; 1909.

Carbon County coal strike records, 1903-1904; 1909.

This series provides an account of the causes and effects of a labor strike and the role of the National Guard in maintaining order. Virtually all the correspondence is addressed to Governor Wells who, as governor, was also commander-in-chief of the National Guard. The main issue in the strike was Utah Fuel Company's refusal to recognize the United Mine Workers right to represent miners.

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