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Professor John N. Swan of Monmouth College took this photograph of the campground on the east edge of Monmouth where Kelsey’s Army spent the night in June 1894.

The day Coxey’s Army invaded Monmouth

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A period map illustrates the many marches of Coxeyite armies toward Washington in 1894.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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