Great Railroad Strike of 1877On July 21st 1877, the Philadelphia militia fired into a vocal crowd of striking Pennsylvania trainmen and sympathizers. Twenty people were killed, including at least three children. Many more were wounded. Following the attack, the militia retreated to the roundhouse at 26th Street and Liberty Avenue as family, friends and neighbors prepared to avenge the dead.
|Placed By||The Howling Mob Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 586647 N 4478711|
|Decimal Degrees||40.45455000, -79.97811667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.273', W 79° 58.687'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 16.38" N, 79° 58' 41.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||412, 724, 215|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2500-2598 Spring Way, Pittsburgh PA 15222, US|
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