Fredrick Ferguson House, 985 Kilburn Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Fredrick Ferguson House

Address: 985 Kilburn Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Aluminum
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles

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Fredrick Ferguson House, 985 Kilburn Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.971152° N, 93.140464° WLatitude: 44°58′16.147″N
Longitude: 93°8′25.67″W

Fred Ferguson joined the Knights of Labor in Brainerd and was a machinist at the Northern Pacific shops there. Machinists were organized into the Knights of Labor 1887-1888 before affiliating in 1890 with the newly formed Minnesota State Federation of Labor. Ferguson also was president of a local of the American Railway Union in St. Paul in 1894. The ARU, led by Eugene V. Debs, organized rail workers across the country and was at the forefront of the industrial union movement. The union won a huge victory in the Great Northern strike of 1894, but was smashed when federal troops were sent in to crush the Pullman strike later that year. Ferguson continued his union activism as longtime president of Machinists Lodge 112.


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