(9720) Bisbee Deportation, Arizona Governor Campbell

End of Governor Thomas Campbells' speech in Jerome, Arizona on 4 July 1917. The Jerome Loyalty League was organized on July 3, 1917 to protect copper production. The governor asked for Federal troops to break the strike in Bisbee.

In the early morning hours of July 12, 1917, suspected strikers were rounded up by mining company loyalists and forced to board a train headed to Columbus, New Mexico. The train was turned back when it reached Columbus but then stopped in Hermanas, New Mexico where the men on train were abandoned.

Back in Bisbee, guards were put on all roads to insure that none of those who were deported returned.

(9720) Bisbee Deportation, Arizona Governor Campbell