Come to the place where it all began!

Come to the Franklin Centennial and celebrate our Southeast Kansas mining history and heritage.

"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas" performances on June 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Franklin Community Center, Franklin, Kansas.





  

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New York Times, Sunday-Section, Dec. 25, 1921
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.

The Women’s Army of Kansas On The March: The Wives and Daughters of the Striking Coal Miners of the Pittsburg District Go on the Warpath to Oust the Strike Breakers, Invading the Mines and Scattering the Workers With a Red-Pepper Attack.



Women Raiders Invading A Mine Near Pittsburg, Kan., Forcing the Workmen to Drop Their Tools and Kiss the American Flag.




Mary Skubitz
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.
Courtesy of Joseph Skubitz.
Mary Skubitz's Biography



Mary Skubitz's mother, Julia Youvan, at age 4




Clemence DeGruson
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.
Courtesy of Jim DeGruson.
Clemence DeGruson's Biography




The Joan Of Arc Of The Coal Fields: Fourteen-Year-Old Daughter Of A Striker.
New York Times, Dec. 23, 1921
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.




Close-up of the six-women: Section Of The Army Of Amazons in the Kansas Coal Fields, Captained by a Women With a Three-Months-Old Baby in Arms.
Pittsburg Daily Headlight, Dec. 1921.
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.




"Women March on J-W No. 17," Pittsburg Daily Headlight, Dec. 12, 1921, p.1, cols.1-2.
"Army of Amazons- An Oral History of Southeast Kansas," © White Buffalo Press, 2000.




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