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In Years Past

August 23, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Erie, Pa. was under martial law. Clattering down State Street soon after dawn, two troops of the Pennsylvania constabulary under Capt. L.G. Adams, proved a welcome sight to the people of Erie who had witnessed a wild night of rioting in which one man was killed and the city seemed filled with fighting private detectives on one side and striking iron molders and their sympathizers on the other hand. The rioting began about midnight when striking molders and their friends became involved in street fights with strike breakers who were guarded by private detectives. From that hour until daybreak, the fighting continued in many localities.



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