Great Railroad Strike of 1877In The Great Strike of 1877, a labor dispute between workers and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company set off a popular uprising. The Philadelphia militia shot into an unarmed crowd on July 21st and then took shelter in the roundhouse at 26th Street. On the morning of July 22nd they marched eastward, retreating from the city. By then, thousands of citizens had raided arms and ammunition shops — preparing themselves to avenge the dead and defend their community. The people of Pittsburgh fired tenaciously upon the militiamen from street corners, alleyways, windows, and housetops as they fled up Penn Avenue.
|Placed By||The Howling Mob Society|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 587583 N 4479632|
|Decimal Degrees||40.46275000, -79.96695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.765', W 79° 58.017'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 45.90" N, 79° 58' 1.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3408 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15201, US|
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