06 March 2015

On This Day: Malcontent miners make news

The “malcontent miners” throughout the Clearfield region made the news On This Day in 1880. The disagreement concerned the wages, specifically the difference in wages between coal operators and miners. Nearly 20,000 men are expected to strike. The Lancaster Daily Intelligencer also reports that a “bloody battle” has already taken place near Osceola between the non-union miners and the Molly Maguires. One of the Mollies was murdered in the battle.

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 06 March 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.             

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.