80 years ago today police massacred 16 people and injured nearly 300 when wives and kids supported striking workers on the picket line on at The Stop 5 Gate of Republic Steel on Poland Ave. . These were some bad ass men and women standing up for what they believed in. This happened two blocks from where I grew up. My great grandfather was there. My mom was five at the time and was injured when a pot boiled over on their stove and a doctor from the picket line came to the house to treat her. The story below even mentions Powersdale Ave.
Here is more on the Little Steel Strike..