04/02/2012 06:38 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2012

Albany's Forgotten Garbage War

On the morning of April 2, 1908, a sensational image greeted the readers of the San Francisco Call Bulletin. On the front page was a photo of a young woman, dressed in a feathered boater and what looks like a fur dangling off her shoulder. With her left hand, she was clasping a baby in a bonnet and booties; with her right, she was coolly aiming a pistol. The headline declared, "Armed Women Take Hand in Garbage War...Shotguns Are Displayed in Berkeley...Auto is Stopped by Baby Being Hurled in Its Path."

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