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1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 30, 2013
1. 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike Marker
Inscription. In February, 1910, over 9,000 steelworkers went on strike over wages, overtime, and work conditions. A striker was shot and killed here during hostilities that ensued. The subsequent federal investigation substantiated workers' claims and contributed to industry reforms.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 36.73′ N, 75° 22.179′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 412) and Buchanan Street, on the right when traveling east on East 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethlehem Steel Plant (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Noll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Wetherill (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Fritz (approx. half a mile away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Catherine Drinker Bowen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hilda Doolittle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crown Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .  History's Headlines: The Great Bethlehem Steel Strike of 1910
1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 30, 2013
2. 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike Marker
. (Submitted on November 30, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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