On July 12 1917, Sheriff Harry Wheeler and 2,000 deputies arrested over a thousand Bisbee men. Members of the International Workers of the World, these striking miners were forced at gunpoint onto a train and then left in the desert outside Columbus, New Mexico. The event soon became known as the Bisbee Deportation. To see what The Bisbee Daily Review or other Arizona newspapers have to say about this event visit the Digital Arizona Library and explore the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program webpage.
“1200 I.W.W Deported From District by Citizens,” The Bisbee Daily Review, July 13, 1917, p. 1.