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Coxey’s Army ‘off to see the wizard,’ the wisdom of notes, and the unlucky life of Omer in 189

A political cartoon offering commentary on Coxey’s Army, a group of men from Ohio that marched to Washington D.C. in 1894 to protest lack of employment following the Panic of 1893.

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Coxey’s Army
In 1894, a group of men began marching from Ohio to Washington D.C. to protest the lack of employment they faced as a result of the Panic of 1893.  It was considered the worst financial crisis, the country had ever faced up to that ...


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