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Title: Laborfest: Labor History Market Street Tour
START DATE: Sunday July 06
TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details:
Meet in front of One Market Street, San Francisco. Embarcadero BART/Muni Metro Station. All buses that go on or under Market Street and Mission Street to Embarcadero.
Event Type: Other
Labor History and Market Street Walk
With Chuck Schwartz
The guide will start with the streetcar strike of 1907, talk about the events that led up to Bloody Thursday, 1934; then, Bloody Thursday and the General Strike and funerals on Market Street; Thomas J Mooney and the So Called Bomb Trials; then walk up Market Street to the Mechanics Monument where the tour ends with stories about the monument.

This Mechanics Monument by sculptor Douglas Tilden became a favorite gathering place for labor because of the unusual way it depicts the nobility of labor rather than captains of industry or military heroes.
See also:
http://www.dickmeister.com/id331.html (on Mooney-Billings case)

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 15th, 2014 6:10 PM

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