Ramblin' Jack Elliot's take on Woody Guthrie's song about an actual event. Although witnesses identified the culprit as a young employee of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company's security force--at least 8 specifically recalling a "Citizens Alliance" button on the culprit's coat (CA being the Mine Company financed union busting group), no one was ever charged for the crime. Officially, the massacre was ruled an accident and local papers printed stories that the doors to the hall opened inward which confused the panicked immigrant workers who were trying to push the doors open. Recent investigations have proven that claim false and revealed that the local newspapers were bribed by C&H to plant such stories to throw doubt onto the mineworkers' version of events. 73 people were killed, most of them children.
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