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Featured Marker:
Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes
Dedicated: Monday, October 01, 2007
County: Allegheny
Marker Type: City
GIS Coordinates: 40.44706-80.00258

Location: Allegheny Landing, north side, near river at 6th St. Bridge, Pittsburgh

Marker Text: Major strikes by women cotton factory workers protesting 12-hour work-days occurred nearby in Allegheny City in 1845 & 1848. The strikes led to an 1848 state law limiting workdays to 10 hours and prohibiting children under twelve years of age from working in cotton and textile mills.
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