Tennessee Railroad Strike: 140 Years Later

Today marks the 140th anniversary of an obscure railroad strike in Clarksville, Tenn.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – When the money ran out on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad, employees refused to work and a nearly two-week strike began on Feb. 6, 1868.

The Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad was chartered on Jan. 28, 1852, and ran from Paris, Tenn., to Guthrie, Ky. The road connected with two other routes – the Memphis & Ohio Railroad and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad – to provide rail service from Memphis to Louisville.

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