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Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922

 
 
Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
1. Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 Marker
Inscription.  Over 300,000 skilled tradesmen went on strike against United States railroads to defend gains by unions during World War One. The Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Altoona led the anti-union opposition. The bitter struggle led to the 1926 Railway Labor Act that upheld unions’ right to organize.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 40° 32.131′ N, 78° 24.246′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Juniata Gap Road and East Wopsononock Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Juniata Gap Road. Located at the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Wopsononock Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Penn State Altoona
Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
2. Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); "Bathhouse U" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elm & Pine Buildings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ivyside Park Swimming Pool (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reflecting Pond (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Juniata's Tribute to Honor (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
3. Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial
Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial-plaque 1 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
4. Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial-plaque 1
This memorial is dedicated in honor and memory of the Wehnwood area residents who renedered honorable military service to the United States of America in its time of need
Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial-plaque 2 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 21, 2012
5. Blair Bedford Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Military Memorial-plaque 2
Dedicated to the men and women of Blair and Bedford Counties who have served their country in the armed forces of the United States of America
Donated by Patty and Joe Wiedemer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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