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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located at the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Wopsononock Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Isaac Charles Mishler (approx. 1.3 miles away); Memorial Projectile (approx. 1.4 miles away); Logan House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Altoona Works (approx. 1.5 miles away); PRR Class D78F Dining Car No. 4468
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
(approx. 1.5 miles away); PRR Class N5 Cabin Car (or Caboose) No. 477577 (approx. 1.5 miles away); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
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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. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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