January 12, 1923

Two workers in Harrison (Boone County) striking over a pay cut in February 1921 by Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad were arrested for burning a bridge. On the same day, the editor of the Marshall Mountain Wave published an editorial calling for the lynching of strikers. Three days later, approximately 1,000 armed men, many of them prominent citizens, gathered at Harrison to search for explosives and to interrogate strikers. On January 16, a group of masked men kidnapped a man who had been jailed after a confrontation with vigilantes at his home and hanged him from a railroad bridge just outside the city.

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