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March 6, 1886


The Great Southwestern Strike that shuts down industrialist Jay Gould’s railway monopoly in five states is underway. The strike — led by the Knights of Labor — was ultimately unsuccessful. Strikebreakers, company security intimidation and violence, and military intervention all contributed to the collapse of the strike by September.


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