Dawson was located in northern New Mexico, and not far from the Colorado/New Mexico border. During the time of the disaster October 22, 1913, the miners in Colorado were on strike and eventually in April, 1914, would lead to the Ludlow Massacre.
I've run across Mother Jones, an advocate of coal miners across the country, before, but have been especially intrigued with her appearance during the Colorado strike of 1913-1914. She was evidently taken into custody at one point, January 1914 because the military saw her as a threat. Doesn't she look dangerous?
She's a fascinating person and was dedicated to standing up for miners against the mining companies.
I would have loved to include her in my book, but my focus is on the disaster in New Mexico, not the miners strike in Colorado. But this is what happens to a writer of historical fiction--and I'm sure other writers as well. You find these interesting tidbits that just don't fit into your story, though you wish they did.