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Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes

 
 
Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2011
1. Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker
Inscription.  Major strikes by women cotton factory workers protesting 12-hour work-days occurred nearby in Allegheny City in 1845 and 1848. The strikes led to an 1848 state law limiting workdays to 10 hours and prohibiting children under twelve years of age from working in cotton and textile mills.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 40° 26.824′ N, 80° 0.155′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Located in Roberto Clemente Park along side Allegheny River on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allegheny City (a few steps from this marker); "Piazza Lavoro" and "Mythic Source," 1984 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Pittsburgh Variations," 1984
Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
2. Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker
In Allegheny Landing Park. Andy Warhol Bridge over the Allegheny River in background
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(within shouting distance of this marker); "The Forks," 1984 (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Great One" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick J Osterling Office & Studio (about 600 feet away); Timber Court (about 700 feet away); Seventh Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes-Behind the Marker. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 22, 2012
3. Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes Marker
In Allegheny Landing Park. Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny River and Downtown Pittsburgh in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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