Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Railroad Union Birthplace

 
 
Railroad Union Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Railroad Union Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  In April 1863 a meeting held here at the home of Jared C. Thompson led directly to the organization of the Brotherhood of the Footboard. Under the leadership of Marshall’s William D. Robinson, founder and first Grand Chief Engineer, 54 locals were established in the next 16 months. Renamed the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in 1864, the union grew to over 80,000 members by the mid-twentieth century.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0282.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Labor UnionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1863.
 
Location. 42° 16.193′ N, 84° 58.128′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hanover Street and South Linden Street, on the right when traveling east on West Hanover Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 633 W Hanover St, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Railroad Union Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Railroad Union Birthplace Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
. Schellenberger Tavern (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); National House (approx. ¼ mile away); National House Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); Michigan Ave. (approx. ¼ mile away); First Courthouse / Brooks Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Stone Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honolulu House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=177181

Paid Advertisement
Dec. 1, 2021