Stories tagged: iww
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union had already won its war on liquor. Now it was renewing its assault on another vice, cigarettes.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A Wobbly “disturbance” at the Spokane City Jail – or what the Spokane Daily Chronicle called a “jail riot” – ended after authorities “turned a fire hose on the disturbers.”
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Spokane police raided hotels and lodging houses “believed to be infested” with Wobblies, “questioning and searching all occupants,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Police arrested C.K. Quast, “a German alien,” in his room at the Palm Hotel. They said he was “the head of a newborn movement” to establish a radical government in …
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Ted McDonald, suspected of involvement in the Spokane murder of W.H. McNutt, was arrested in Fresno, but his brother, Will McDonald, was still at large and being sought by police …
Thu., July 18, 2019
The state concluded its case against 28 members of the Industrial Workers of the World – Wobblies, as they were known – for the crime of wearing Wobbly buttons, the …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.
Sun., July 23, 2017
Residents of Harrison, Idaho, were still in shock as they tried to assess the magnitude of the disaster that had befallen their city the day before.
Fri., June 30, 2017
The Spokane Chamber of Commerce demanded federal action to stop the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobbblies) “strike menace.” The chamber said that the strikes were a threat to the …
Wed., June 28, 2017
100 years ago today in Spokane: Statewide plans in the works to fight Wobblies as farmworker strikes loom
The U.S. was at war with Germany, yet there was another menace closer to home: the Industrial Workers of the World, or “Wobblies.” At least, “menace” is the term used …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the “most exciting scenes ever witnessed in the Baptist Church” at Nelson, B.C., took place in a Bible class.