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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coal Minersí and Laborersí Strike

 
 
Coal Minersí and Laborersí Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Coal Minersí and Laborersí Strike Marker
Inscription. A riot occurred here on August 1, 1877, in which armed citizens fired upon strikers, killing four. Many were injured, including Scrantonís mayor. As in numerous US cities, this labor unrest was a result of the US depression of 1873 and a nationwide railroad strike in 1877.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.407′ N, 75° 39.913′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Lackawanna Avenue and South Washington Avenue on Lackawanna Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 432 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mellon Bank Building (about 700 feet away); Lackawanna County (about 700 feet away); Piazza dell' Arte (about 700 feet away); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 700 feet away); Medal of Honor (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (about 800 feet away); First Electric Cars (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Related markers.
Wide view of the Coal Minersí and Laborersí Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Coal Minersí and Laborersí Strike Marker
The intersection of Lackawanna and Washington (in the background) was scene of the most violent of clashes between strikers and law enforcement.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the markers shown.
 
Also see . . .  Report of the Committee Appointed to Investigate the Railroad Riots in July. (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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