Friday, March 11, 2016

What Happened to the Strikebreaker

The Great Railroad Strike of 1922, which began on July 1, was marred by violence on both sides. One act of violence took place in Hobart on July 17.

2016-3-11. Railroad strike
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Hobart News 20 July 1922.

The following day's Gazette described the victim as "Ross Gray, the Valparaiso car inspector."

By early August, trains had entirely stopped running on the EJ&E Railroad due to the strike ("E., J. & E. Trainmen on Strike — No Trains Running," Hobart News 10 Aug. 1922), but the strike would last only a few more weeks before collapsing.

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