Saturday, August 23, 2008

Governor Steunenberg and General Merriam circa 1899

I do not believe I have ever seen this picture before of Governor Frank Steunenberg on the left and General Merriam on the right. It reportedly was taken in 1899 during the Coeur d'Alene mining war. I would not have even recognized it as Governor Steunenberg at first glance and without the picture having been identified. If anyone has seen this photo or knows more about it then please let me know. In appeared in the Chicago Tribune on January 1, 1906; the day after the governor was assassinated in Caldwell, Idaho. I have included the full page of the paper that I found on Click on the images to enlarge.

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