Centennial of Wobbly Walk over the Wintry Siskiyous to be Commemorated in Program at SOU Hannon Library
“Wobbly” is the nickname for members of the labor union known as the Industrial Workers of the World. Mullen’s story is about brave young men who voluntarily, for the cause of free speech, walked 150 miles south over the Siskiyous when denied train passage in Ashland on February 17, 1911.
An exhibit case on the library’s first floor displays books and memorabilia of the early labor movement. Singer-songwriter Patrick Dodd will open the program with a short performance of traditional labor ballads of the era.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be time to ask questions. Parking will be available. For more information, call 541-552-6835.
Event Location: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520
Event Contact Information: 541-552-6835