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The Great Pullman Strike

Updated Sep 06, 2021
Kathy Pinna
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on Sep 04, 2016 4:52 PM
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A depiction of the great Pullman strike of 1894 which prompted Congress to establish Labor Day as a national holiday.

Affecting most railroads west of Detroit, the strike resulted in the death of around 70 workers and property damage of over $80 million. Six days after the strike ended, Congress and Grover Cleveland created Labor Day as a result of this strike. We're relaxing and having picnics today because of the blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors.
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AncientFaces commented on Sep 06, 2021
July 2, 1894: Contemporaneous drawing of the Great Pullman Strike. Affecting most railroads west of Detroit, the strike resulted in the death of around 70 workers and property damage of over $80 million. Six days after the strike ended, Congress and Grover Cleveland created Labor Day as a result of this strike. We're relaxing and having picnics today because of the blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors.
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