From Ohio History Central
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Ohioans also suffered through the economic depression. At different points, the unemployment rates in Ohio reached fifty percent among industrial workers. Buckeye Mower and Reaper Company's owners sold the firm to a Chicago, Illinois, business. In 1894, Jacob Sechler Coxey, an Ohio businessman, organized a protest march of workers from Ohio to Washington, DC. Coxey hoped that this march would force the federal government to provide assistance to workers during the Panic of 1893. Coxey's Army, as it eventually became known, reached the nation's capital with only six hundred marchers. Local police arrested Coxey and the march's other leaders. The rest of the marchers quickly dispersed. The government refused to intervene. Fortunately for the United States populace, the Panic of 1893 ended by the end of 1897.
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