Sunday, November 13, 2011

An Army of the Unemployed in Davis, March, 1914 (21)


I post here a second passage written for but not included in the book, Davis. The account uses Davis Enterprise editor William Henry Scott’s report to provide a summary of dramatic events in Davis on March 18 & 19, 1914.

As chance would have it, a couple of years ago I happened onto two “real photo” postcards made at the events on March 18 and that someone named Alex acquired and sent to a Mildred Moore in San Francisco.  (Making and selling such picture postcards at events was apparently not unusual at that time, although few such cards have, seemingly, survived.) They are reproduced with this post.