1908 Streetcar Riots

When Friday, April 13, 2018
10:00am to 11:15am
Where The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
What Education
Cost No Charge - Reservations Required

On January 1, 1908, the Muncie chapter of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees went on strike over unfair labor practices. On the first day, “Five persons were injured and two streetcars were riddled with stones.” The situation quickly turned violent and Muncie Mayor Leonidas Guthrie requested support from Indiana Governor Frank Hanly to restore order. Hanly instituted martial law in the city for several weeks. This presentation explores this unique event in Muncie’s history.