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Rossiter in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rossiter Strike Injunction

 
 
Rossiter Strike Injunction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. Rossiter Strike Injunction Marker
Inscription.  On April 1, 1927, 200,000 bituminous coal miners nationwide struck to protest wage reductions. In November, strikers in Rossiter were prohibited from assembling, marching, and hymn singing by a sweeping injunction issued by Indiana County Judge Jonathan Langham. The injunction and mine-workers’ conditions drew national interest and a U.S. Senate inquiry that included Senator Robert Wagner, key architect of the 1935 National Labor Relations Act.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1867.
 
Location. 40° 53.772′ N, 78° 56.138′ W. Marker is in Rossiter, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker is at the intersection of West Side Street and Central Street (Pennsylvania Route 336), on the right when traveling west on West Side Street. Located in Shaffer Field by the ballpark. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rossiter PA 15772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Rossiter Strike Injunction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. Rossiter Strike Injunction Marker
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least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groundhog Day (approx. 2.7 miles away); Punxsutawney (approx. 3.7 miles away); Barclay Square (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 4 miles away); Millstone (approx. 4.6 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 7.7 miles away); Last Raft (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rossiter Strike Injunction. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Confrontation at Rossiter. The Coal Strike of 1927-1928 and Its Aftermath (Submitted on November 8, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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