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My Illustration: Teddy Roosevelt vs. the Wobblies

Here’s an excerpt from the article. I’m also showing you the proposed cover design. Blow it up. It’s the illustration I’ve been telling you about. Harbinger Asylum’s spring issue!

“Goldfield had been ripe for capitalists, politicians, rebels and anyone with unbridled ambition to take action and cause a ruckus. Goldfield was a clean slate, an open book in 1903. Small mines were about to start turning huge profits. By 1907 the town had grown into a substantial 24 hour town, the largest in Nevada. 20,000 residents lived here and the mines were being consolidated.
The headline read “Anarchists Growing Bolder At Goldfield” -The Goldfield Sun, and the year was 1907. Goldfield was becoming a company town and the gold miners had their defense, it was their union..”



3 responses to “My Illustration: Teddy Roosevelt vs. the Wobblies

  1. Franklin Miller 11/29/2012 at 6:59 am

    I think I read recently that Goldfield burned to the ground because of an illegal still that blew up. Have you heard anything about this?

    • chadsorg 11/30/2012 at 12:33 am

      yup, 1923 was the big one. one happened, a fire, in 1908 that was put out with beer from the taps. water pressure from the hydrants was not sufficient.

  2. Pingback: Lettering The Goldfield Consolidated Train « Fishbowler

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