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Gastonia in Gaston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Loray Strike

 
 
Loray Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
1. Loray Strike Marker
Inscription. A strike in 1929 at the Loray Mill, 200 yards S., left two dead and spurred opposition to labor unions statewide.
 
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number O 81.)
 
Location. 35° 15.702′ N, 81° 12′ W. Marker is in Gastonia, North Carolina, in Gaston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Franklin Boulevard (U.S. 29) and South Firestone Street, on the right when traveling east on West Franklin Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia NC 28052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. R. Gregg Cherry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel E. Rhyne (approx. 3 miles away); North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gaston County Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hoffman Hotel 1852 (approx. 4 miles away); Smyre - Pasour House (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gastonia.
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Loray Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
2. Loray Strike Marker
Loray Mill can be seen in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
3. Loray Mill can be seen in the background.
Loray Mill being renovated to an apartment complex. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 17, 2013
4. Loray Mill being renovated to an apartment complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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