The 1891 Streetcar Strike

As recounted on p. 132 of Hidden History of Detroit, in 1891 a strike by streetcar drivers turned into an angry mob after a strikebreaker threatened people with a pistol. At the end, US Postmaster General Don M. Dickinson led the mob to throw a streetcar into the river. This is an incident we DEFINITELY need more information about...


Categories: 19th Century | Riots | Stub