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Railroad Strike of 1877

 
 
Railroad Strike Of 1877 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Railroad Strike Of 1877 Marker
Inscription. In July, unrest hit U.S. rail lines. Pennsylvania Railroad workers struck to resist wage and job cuts. Here, on July 21, militia fatally shot some 26 people. A battle followed; rail property was burned. The strike was finally broken by U.S. troops.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.369′ N, 79° 58.498′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 28th Street, on the right when traveling east on Liberty Avenue. Touch for map. Located in a traffic island at Liberty Ave & 28th St in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. 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. Twenty Murdered and a City Rises Up (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Seige at the 26th Street Roundhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westinghouse Railroad Air Brake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenlee Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Martin Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Menace of the Iron Horse
Railroad Strike Of 1877 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Railroad Strike Of 1877 Marker
Looking west on Liberty Avenue
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Daisy E. Lampkin (approx. half a mile away); Herr's Island (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Railroad Strike of 1877 - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Labor UnionsRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Great [railroad] Strike [Pittsburgh, Pa. 1877]: image. Click for full size.
By Unknown (wood engraving), 1877
3. The Great [railroad] Strike [Pittsburgh, Pa. 1877]:
Burning of offices and machine shops, PRR; Burning and sacking freight trains, PRR; and mob outside James Bown & Son gunworks [composite of 3 scenes on single page]
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Ruins of the Shops at 27th Street following the railroad strike riots in Pittsburgh. image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, July 1877
4. Ruins of the Shops at 27th Street following the railroad strike riots in Pittsburgh.
Stereocard view. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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