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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, April 3, 1922

The first of 200 homes in which the miners and their families will be housed.

The first of 200 homes in which the miners and their families will be housed.

Labor leaders addressed striking coal miners and their sympathizers at the dedication of the new town of Morganville, thirty-three miles southeast of Seattle yesterday afternoon.

The state district organization of the United Mine Workers of America built or rather is building, Morganville to shelter the striking miners of Black Diamond who sold or surrendered leases on homes on company ground when the open shop was established in that camp last August. The new town stands almost adjoining the old “company” town.

Combined with the dedication of the new “union” town was a deferred celebration of the twenty-fourth anniversary of the establishment by the United Mine Workers in the great bituminous coal fields of the East of the eight-hour day and the joint contract or working agreement system of dealing with their employers. (more…)

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