1890s march on D.C. involved hijacking trains


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Despite the best efforts of an overzealous federal marshal, the whole episode ended in nothing more than a stern lecture from the bench for 424 unemployed members of “Coxey's Army,” who tried to “borrow” an eastbound train. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1309b-coxeys-armys-march-on-washington.html)

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