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Columbia Hotel Bomb Scene, Montpelier, Indiana

Description: A 1923 strike forced two Montpelier factories to bring in strikebreakers and house them at the Columbia Hotel. On January 9, 1924, strikers detonated a bomb outside the hotel, injuring one. The factories closed and the unemployed strikers left town.
Origin: 1924
Publisher: Digital Image 2009 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Postcards of Indiana the Jay Small Collection
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Geography: Indiana
Subjects: Blackford County (Ind.)
Strikes and lockouts
Labor disputes

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