Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Who Was the Howling Mob?
Great Railroad Strike of 1877
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Erected 2007 by the Howling Mob Society.
Location. 40° 27.008′ N, 79° 59.115′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Penn Avenue 0.1 miles west of 18th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Violence Incites Rioting (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Desperate and the Decadent (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Menace of the Iron Horse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sixteenth Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); August Wilson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westinghouse Railroad Air Brake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Strike Ignites the Nation! (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Great Railroad Strike of 1877 Markers erected by the Howling Mob Society in 2007.
Also see . . . The Howling Mob Society Website. (Submitted on January 4, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Social Justice Struggles
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