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Jan 1 2010


Pittsburgh PA

The Howling Mob Society has created ten
historical markers representing history from the perspective of the working class. In particular, these markers detail events and significant locations from the
Great Strike of 1877 - a historical event in Pittsburgh's labor history that ignited a popular uprising of workingmen, families, and
neighbors alike as citizens stopped train services, burned railroad
property, and looted freight cars in an anti-corporate gesture of
unimaginable proportions. These markers are mounted throughout the Pittsburgh regions in which these events took place. The text and documentation of individual
signs are visible on the Howling Mob Society's website, as are the locations of the historical markers.

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