140 years ago today - Dec 21, 1883; Friday

[Anthony Ivins]
This morning a great excitement was created by an uprising of the people on account of the Nickel money [a new version of the nickel] which has been put in circulation by the govt. A large number of people gathered in front of the national palace where they became boisterous in their demands that the nickel money be called in. Cavelry finally charged the crowd and dispersed it but not until much damage had been done by the breaking of [street] lamps windows &c. by the infuriated mob.

[Anderson, Elizabeth Oberdick, editor, Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins: 1875-1932, Signature Books, Salt Lake City in association with the Smith-Pettit Foundation (2013) - http://bit.ly/AnthonyIvins]

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