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Web Editor, Doug Gent
SEPT 29, 1931
The Estevan / Bienfait Coal Strike resulted in a Riot and the death of 3 miners
in Estevan, on 4th St, corner of Souris Ave. near the Courthouse.
During a Strikers Protest Parade,
These 3 men were shot and killed, by RCMP and Estevan Police officers.
It has been a contentious issue, as who was to blame.
Estevan Miner's Corner,
with Estevan Court House
in the Background
where the trials of the men, took place
The Headstone in Bienfait is the real tragic aftermath
of this riot.
The men that need to be
remembered are listed below:
Nick Nargan, a twenty-five year
old miner from Taylorton,
died instantly from a bullet in the heart;
Julian Gryshko, age
died of abdominal bullet wounds.
Pete Markunas, a Bienfait miner
died in Weyburn General Hospital
two days later as a result of bullet wounds to the abdomen
For a more complete story and history of this event,
my Bienfait 1931 Riot Web Page here
1931 Miner's Riot