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After the Western Federation of Miners' attempts to obtain better pay for their members working in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine failed, the union planned a demonstration in protest. The protest got out of hand and a train laden with explosives was hijacked and diverted to the mill where it was detonated, destroying the mill entirely. - 1899 InterMountain Histories; read more here.
Labor history courtesy Today In Labor History.