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Samuel Dixon
Samuel Dixon


On April 11, 1908, coal operator Samuel Dixon and six other men were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Huntington on charges of peonage and conspiracy.

Learn more:
"A Temptation to Lawlessness: Peonage in West Virginia, 1903-1908"
Special Message of Governor Dawson Concerning Cases of Peonage and Labor Conditions
"Twenty-Three Peonage Indictments Are Reported"


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