Events and Activities are held at either the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, or the Museum Annex at 302 W. Broadway in downtown Silver City, New Mexico, and are free unless noted otherwise (donations always welcome). More information: 575.538.5921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the mid-1910s, a series of unionizing attempts and dissatisfaction with the way Hispanics were being treated lead to strike and disciplinary actions in Arizona. In the summer of 1917, thousands of men were rounded up by deputized vigilantes, supported by Phelps Dodge Corporation, kidnapped from Jerome and Bisbee, and threatened with death, and deported to California and New Mexico. Learn how Phelps Dodge, under the guise of the Citizens' Protective League, won their fight against workers, unions, and even state and federal government, during the First World War. [ Press Release