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Daniel J. Burns is a retired police officer and freelance writer specializing in local history. He has published the books Duquesne, Pittsburgh's Rivers, Bedford and Its Neighbors and Homestead and the Steel Valley. An instructor at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh teaching the class "Undiscovered Pittsburgh," Daniel also speaks at community organizations, schools and historical societies on just about everything Pittsburgh.
William Williams was in charge of the blast furnaces at the Homestead Mill during the strike of 1892. He was summoned by Henry Clay Frick and asked to re-light the furnace fires so that the people in the town would think that the strike had ended and the men would return to work. Williams refused.