COLUMNS

Moment in Time

Staff Writer
ThisWeek group
Columbus residents catch a free ride on a delivery truck belonging to the W.S. Rider Hardware Co. during the 1910 streetcar strike. The strike began April 29, 1910, when Columbus Railway and Light Co. employees went on strike over poor working conditions. They hoped to secure higher wages, job stability and union recognition. On Oct. 18, the union admitted defeat, and hundreds of workers either returned to work or found other employment.

The strike began April 29, 1910, when Columbus Railway and Light Co. employees went on strike over poor working conditions. They hoped to secure higher wages, job stability and union recognition. On Oct. 18, the union admitted defeat, and hundreds of workers either returned to work or found other employment.