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Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pseudoprime
N 39° 17.100 W 076° 37.200
18S E 360282 N 4349654
Quick Description: "Great Railroad Strike of 1877" sits along the tracks for the present MARC line.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2014 8:28:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMJYG3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member trainbug
Views: 7

Long Description:
The first national railroad strike began July 16, 1877, with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. It spread across the nation, halting rail traffic and closing factories in reaction to widespread worker discontent over wage and conditions during a national depression. Broken by federal troops in early August. The strike energized the labor movement and was precursor to labor unrest in the 1880s and 1890s.
County (required): Baltimore City

Location (required): Along MARC tracks outside Camden Yards

Marker Type (optional): Not listed

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Website for more info (optional): Not listed

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