1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike - Bethlehem, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 40° 36.727 W 075° 22.234
18T E 468652 N 4495766
Quick Description: Marker recounting the events of the Bethlehem Steel strike of 1910.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2019 3:37:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM10875
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Marker is located on the south side of E 3rd Street across from the former foundry and headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, once one of America's greatest steel-producers.

The marker relates the events of the 1910 strike by Bethlehem steel workers.

Marker text reads:

In February, 1910, over 9,000 steelworkers went on strike over wages, overtime, and work conditions. A striker was shot and killed here during hostilities that ensued. The subsequent federal investigation substantiated workers’ claims and contributed to industry reforms.
Marker Name: 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike

County: Lehigh

Date Dedicated: 9/1/2012

Marker Type: City

Location: Pierce & E 3rd Sts., Bethlehem, PA

Category: Government & Politics 20th Century, Iron & Steel, Labor

Website: [Web Link]

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