Great Railroad Strike of 1877In 1877, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was the largest corporation in the world. In that year the PRR, like railroads across the country, instituted massive lay-offs and wage cuts—reportedly due to declining profits. When workers on the B&O Railroad struck in July of 1877, the sentiment quickly spread to the PRR. In cities, like Pittsburgh, trains barreled through the middle of densely populated neighborhoods, creating pollution and posing a major safety hazard. The seething frustration of workers and citizens alike created a powder keg, which exploded in Pittsburgh as a strike blossomed into a three-day riot.
|Placed By||The Howling Mob Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 585327 N 4477526|
|Decimal Degrees||40.44401667, -79.99383333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 26.641', W 79° 59.63'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 26' 38.46" N, 79° 59' 37.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||412, 724, 215|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1087-1099 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222, US|
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