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Windber in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Coal Miner

By Lawrence Whitaker

 
 
The Coal Miner Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. The Coal Miner Marker
Inscription. This statue presented to the citizens of this community by the district schoolchildren and dedicated to the men of the mines who by their labor and loyalty have helped to make Windber one of the best towns in the nation...1952

In honor of the proud coal miners who overcame hardships and faced great dangers on a daily basis. The toil and sacrifice of these loyal workers fueled the Industrial Revolution.
 
Erected 1952 by Local Schoolchildren and the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 14.162′ N, 78° 49.899′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160) and 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Graham Avenue. Click for map. Memorial is in Miners Park, on the grounds of the former railroad passenger station. Marker is in this post office area: Windber PA 15963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood (a few steps from this marker); Windber War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber Strike of 1922-23 (within shouting distance
Coal Miner Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Coal Miner Memorial Marker
Former miners and the company they worked for are listed on the memorial.
of this marker); Alan Freed (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber Veteran's Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Weissmuller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windber.
 
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The Coal Miner Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
3. The Coal Miner Statue
Former railroad passenger station in background.
Miners Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
4. Miners Park
Former railroad passenger station in background.
Windber Coal Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
5. Windber Coal Heritage Center
About 200 feet SE of the Coal Miner statue, facing 15th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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