Today in 1912: Labor leader Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is placed under house arrest at Pratt, Colorado, for inciting to riot. An organizer for the the United Mine Workers, she is at the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek mines where a long and nasty struggle has escalated. Jones is known for her fiery verbal attacks on coal operators and politicians.
68 years old, though claiming to be over 80, and suffering from pneumonia, Jones was never charged with a crime. A few weeks later, the new governor, and also a doctor, Henry Hatfield, was sworn in and examined Mother Jones, but refused to release her from house arrest for two months.
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Tonight, Stoughton Public Library presents “Music on the Mezz,” featuring Christina and Ben Dollhausen. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stoughton Public Library, this free event is tonight at 6:30pm at the Stoughton Public Library, 304 South 4th Street in Stoughton. For more info, call 608-873-6281.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a five minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary, this-day-in-history, and a calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area and where other media might not highlight. Email announcements at least one week before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.