In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 7 > Streeter > Indignation Meeting


The Details:

Indignation Meeting! Down with All Monopolies!… Wooster, Ohio: 1853. [catalog record]

Gift of Thomas W. Streeter, ca. 1955.

The Story:

The indignation referred to here sparked after directors of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Rail-Road Company gave one of their own exclusive use of all railcars in Wooster, Ohio. This locked out local wheat growers, causing grain prices to drop. Broadsides like this call-to-meeting were intended to be ephemeral—they were printed on inexpensive paper and posted outdoors for public reading—consequently they rarely survive in the historical record.

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