08 June 2015

On This Day: Miners strike in Providence


Strike leaders drove away miners who wanted to work On This Day in 1880. The strike at Geiger’s ore mine, near New Providence, went on strike the day before demanding higher wages. 

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 June 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library 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.