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://spartacus-educational.com/USAmooneycase.htm http://www.dickmeister.com/id331.html
(on Mooney-Billings case) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Tilden http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=1934_Funeral_March http://www.laborfest.net/2014/2014schedule.htm