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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 8, 1922

By E.F. DeGrandpre,
Dept. Manager Miscellaneous Operation

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927When the strike at the mine camps was first started, the drivers of all peddlers’ wagons and wagons of merchants from nearby towns refused to sell to such of the old employees as did not join the strike.

A little later, when the new families started moving into the towns, the peddlers said, “We cannot sell to the scabs,” but since the strikers have started to move away, some of the peddlers and the merchants in nearby towns, seeing the “writing on the wall,” have endeavored to flop over and cultivate the friendship of the new employees, announcing they will now sell to them. (more…)

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