Great Railroad Strike of 1877On July 20th, 1877, striking railroad workers in Pittsburgh successfully stopped trains from leaving the freight yard in the Strip District. The sheriff was called upon to clear the tracks by railroad officials, anxious to regain control of their lines. Already, many local police and militia had joined the crowd of friends and neighbors in support of the strike. Knowing that local militiamen would not use force against their own community, the sheriff requested assistance from the Philadelphia militia.
|Placed By||The Howling Mob Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 586238 N 4478367|
|Decimal Degrees||40.45150000, -79.98298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.09', W 79° 58.979'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 5.40" N, 79° 58' 58.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||412, 724, 215|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-206 21st St, Pittsburgh PA 15222, US|
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