Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Ghadar Party, often considered the beginning of the 20th century Indian independence movement, crystalized in May 1913 at a meeting in Astoria's Finnish Socialist Hall (located behind this sign along Marine Drive). This revolutionary political movement was driven by the Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims of the South Asian Indian community spanning British Columbia to California.
They wished to free India from British rule and Ghadar became an international anti-colonial resistance movement. The ethnic persecution and mob violence they experienced fueled their movement for justice as did the ideals of Western democracy. Though Ghadar was unsuccessful at the time, the meetings here helped to set in motion the events that finally led to their self -governance and freedom.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1913.
Location. 46° 11.392′ N, 123° 50.997′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker can be reached from Bay Street north of West Marine Drive ( Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uniontown Curfew Bell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away); The Butterfly Fleet (about 600 feet away); Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Astoria Sesquicentennial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Astoria & Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Flavel Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain George Flavel Mansion (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
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