Roundhouse in ruins, Pittsburgh, 1877.
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Roundhouse in ruins

Credit: Courtesy of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Ordered to Pittsburgh by Governor Hartranft, Philadelphia militia on July 21 fired into an angry crowd, killing twenty, including a woman and three children. Furious, thousands of Pittsburghers converged upon the PRR yards and burned the roundhouse to the ground. By the next morning, twenty-five more had died, including five soldiers.

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