Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Erected 2013 by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
Location. 39° 17.096′ N, 76° 37.168′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Howard Street just south of Camden Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to Camden Station at the light rail stop. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Riot Trail (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (a few steps from this marker); On to Yorktown Wrestling in Maryland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Babe’s Dream (about 400 feet away); Richard H. Trainor (about 500 feet away); Wilkens Building (about 600 feet away); Old Otterbein Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Martinsburg, WV marker.
Also see . . .
1. Camden Station and the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 - YouTube. Produced by William Carroll (Submitted on March 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. 1877: The Great Strike by Drew VandeCreek, Ph.D. (Submitted on March 24, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. The Great Upheaval - US History. (Submitted on March 24, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Comments by William Barry
When I spoke at a gathering of the Occupy Movement at the McKeldin Fountain in 2011, I mentioned that we were on hallowed ground
One aspect of the strike was the military opposition to the strikers, first from state militia in Maryland and West Virginia, and then by federal troops ordered out by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who had been elected, in part, for his commitment to withdraw all federal troops from the states. In a devastating moment, eleven citizens were murdered by the militia near City Hall as the troops tried to march from the armory across from the Shot Tower to Camden Yards. Since this movement is virtually unknown—the Pratt Library catalogues its documents under “The Riots of 1877″—I decided to propose a historical marker in front of Camden Yards, honoring the strikers and their community.
— Submitted March 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
Categories. • Labor Unions • Railroads & Streetcars •
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