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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 26 Dec 1998 20:39:27 -0500
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You can't mean 1869 if it was pictured in an 1863 illustration (unless you
take the televison series Early Edition seriously). One of your dates must
be a typo.

Under the heading Important Strikes in History of New York City, in The
Encyclopedia of New York City, a strike in 1904 is the first one listed
having to do with Railway workers.

The Second Avenue Railroad was incorporated in 1853, so you may be
referring to a strike in 1859. If so, it wasn't anything major. Perhaps you
could search for material in that year.

David Minor

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 12:00:49 -0800 ()
>From: rockh <[log in to unmask]>
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>Cc: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: illustrations of NYC strikes
>Can anyone give me the details of a strike of Second Avenue railway
>workers in 1869 captured in a drawing in Leslie's Illustrated for
>8/1/1863?  Is there any connection between these strikes and those of 1886
>and 1889 as pictured in HArpers Weekly and in Grafton, "New York in the
>Nineteenth Century?"
>Thank you,
>Howard Rock
>Florida International University
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David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Rochester, New York
716 264-0423
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