Timelines

Idaho Timeline

July 3, 1890 –  Idaho admitted to the Union

January 1, 1891 – Miners’  Union of the Coeur d’Alenes formed

February 16, 1891 – Mine  Owners’ Association formed

July 11, 1892 –  Frisco Mine explosion near Gem

July 12, 1892 – Governor  Norman Willey asks President Benjamin Harrison for federal troops.

July 13,   1892 –  Governor Willey declares martial law in Shoshone County

July 14, 1892 – Federal  troops sent to the Coeur d’Alenes to enforce martial  law

1893 – The Western Federation of  Miners founded

1896 – Frank Steunenberg elected  Governor of Idaho

1898 – Frank Steunenberg  reelected

April  29, 1899 – Dynamiting  of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill.  Governor  Steunenberg sends a telegram to President William McKinley  requesting military assistance.

May 2, 1899 – Federal  troops arrive in Wardner

1899-1901 – Federal  troops occupy the Coeur d’Alene  mining district

1905 –   Ex-Governor Steunenberg assassinated in Caldwell

National Timeline

May 4,   1886 – Haymarket  riot in Chicago

1890– Sherman Silver Purchase  Act

July 6, 1892 – Homestead  strike in Pennsylvania

1893

  • Panic  of 1893            
  • Leadville  mining strike in Colorado            
  • Sherman  Silver Purchase Act repealed

1894– Cripple Creek mining  strike in Colorado

May 11,   1894 – Pullman  strike in Illinois

October  18, 1894 – U.S. Supreme Court upholds the use of federal troops in the Pullman  strike

1898– Spanish-American War, Idaho National Guard sent to Philippines

1900– Congressional  hearing to investigate the north Idaho mining war of 1899

Timelines courtesy of Katie Forsythe, Boise High  School, Boise, Idaho.