Veil Of Politics
March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929
Opening engagement of the Chainsaw Rebellion: Otero County Tree Party defies feds, cuts trees, and . . . nothing happens.
Just heard by phone from Bob Wright on the Otero County Chainsaw Rebellion today. About 300 folks showed up to defy the Fedsand the Feds blinked. Congressman Pearce cut down the first tree and then it was cut into 2″ slabs and handed out to members of the crowd as souvenirs by the Otero County Sheriff Benny House.
The Feds came into town a couple days ago and threatened to arrestanybody who tried to cut down a tree. The Sheriff is reported to have said, “You do that and I’LL arrest YOU for kidnapping.” The Feds made themselves scarce today, Bob reports.
Hats Off To Lucky, For Bringing ThisTo My Attention.