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Leadville Strike of 1896–97


Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:54, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 09:44

Leadville, 1950s

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At an elevation of 10,152 feet in the central Rocky Mountains , Leadville is the Lake County seat and the highest incorporated city in the United States. Gold first brought prospectors to the area in the early 1860s, but Leadville itself was not established until a silver boom in the late 1870s...

Leadville Ice Palace

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 15:57, last changed on 12/13/2022 - 12:40
The Leadville Ice Palace was an enormous, ice-walled building with an exterior in the style of a Norman castle and an interior comprising a large skating rink and two ballrooms. Proposed and constructed in late 1895, the Ice Palace hosted a Crystal Carnival from January 1 to March 28, 1896, before...

Leadville Strike of 1896–97

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 11:41, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 13:54
The Leadville strike of 1896–97 was a nine-month labor conflict pitting the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) against the owners of the district’s mines . The strike began in June 1896, when miners requested higher wages and were rejected, and reached a violent climax in September, when strikers...
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