HOMESTEAD , a
See also:borough of
See also:county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on the
See also:river, 8 m . S.E. of Pittsburg . Pop . (1890) 7911; (1900) 12i554, of whom 3604 were
See also:born and 64o were negroes; (U.S.
See also:census, 1910) 18,713 . It is served by the Pennsylvania and the Pittsburg & Lake
See also:railways, and by the
See also:short Union Railroad, which connects with the Bessemer & Lake Erie and the
See also:Wabash railways . The borough has a Carnegie library and the C.M . Schwab
See also:Manual Training School . Partly in Homestead but chiefly in the adjoining borough of Munhall (and therefore not reported as in Homestead by the U.S . Census) is one of the largest
See also:plants in the
See also:United States for the manufacture of
See also:steel used in the construction of bridges and steel-
See also:frame buildings and of steel
See also:plate, and this is its chief
See also:industry; among Homestead's other manufactures are
See also:glass and
See also:fire-bricks . The
See also:works are owned and operated by the
See also:municipality . Homestead was. first settled in 1871, and it was incorporated in 1880 . In 1892 a labour strike lasting 143 days and one of the most serious in the
See also:history of the United States was carried on here by the
See also:National Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers of the United States against the Carnegie Steel
See also:Company .
The arrival (on the 6th of
See also:July) of a force of about 200 Pinkerton detectives from New
See also:York and Chicago resulted in a fight in which about 10 men were killed, and to restore
See also:order two brigades of the state militia were called out . See STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS .
WINSLOW HOMER (1836-191o)
HOMESTEAD AND EXEMPTION LAWS
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