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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.
 
Location. 40° 26.824′ N, 80° 0.155′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Touch for map. Located in Roberto Clemente Park along side Allegheny River on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allegheny City (a few steps from this marker); Frederick J Osterling Office & Studio (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timber Court (about 700 feet away); Seventh Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Three Sisters Bridges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roberto Clemente Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Visit of Abraham Lincoln (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes-Behind the Marker
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
. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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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. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 40 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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