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C. B. Woodward to Governor John Martin

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Creator: Woodward, C.B.

Date: March 13, 1886

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Martin, Correspondence Received, Box 29 Folder 6,

Unit ID: 211912

Summary: Labette County sheriff, C.B. Woodward, tells Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka he is unable to control the strikers who have captured the train engines by force. He is requesting military support. In February 1885, railroad shop workers walked off the job because of a cut in pay and reduced hours of work. Governor Martin was able to negotiate a settlement to the strike but problems continued throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.

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Title (Main title): C. B. Woodward to Governor John Martin


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