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1934 Strike-National Guard

Unfinished History

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Militarized waterfront, 1934.

Photo: Ernie Manzo Jr., via Facebook

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Two machine gunners on waterfront, 1934.

Photo: Ernie Manzo Jr., via Facebook

Machine gun nest on waterfront 1934 from Ernie Manzo Jr FB.jpg

Machine gun nest on waterfront, 1934.

Photo: Ernie Manzo Jr., via Facebook

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California National Guard on strike duty, 1934.

Photo: Mike McGarvey

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California National Guard stationed at Pier 24, July 1934.

Photo: Mike McGarvey


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National Guard machine guns on the Embarcadero, defending the port from its workers. July 1934

1,700 National Guardsmen sent to the San Francisco waterfront, July 6, 1934 by Governor Merriam. They installed barbed wire and machine-gun nests along the Embarcadero and had orders to shoot to kill.

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National Guard Tanks on waterfront in July of 1934

Photos: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

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