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

Windber Strike of 1922-23

 
 
Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker
Inscription. Windber-area Berwind White workers joined a national strike by United Mine Workers of America in April 1922 for improved wages and working conditions, civil liberties, and recognition. The strike lasted 16 months; families of strikers were evicted from company housing. A City of New York inquiry exposed deplorable living and working conditions and urged nationalization of coal mines.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.142′ N, 78° 49.875′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Museum is in Miners Park, across Graham Avenue from the Arcadia Theater (1418 Graham Ave). 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 War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Windber (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker);
Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker
Arcadia Theater in background.
Alan Freed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber Veteran's Park (about 700 feet away); Johnny Weissmuller (about 700 feet 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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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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