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Near Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890

Mine Mill & Smelter

 

(1951-1952)

 
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Marker
Inscription. After eight failed negotiating sessions and the expiration of their labor contract, Mexican-American workers at nearby Empire Zinc mine struck for wage and benefit equality. When an injunction prohibited union members from picketing, the women - wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters - took their places on the line.

(back of marker):
The "striking" women persevered despite life threatening situations, violence, incarceration and tension at home. Their determination made national news and resulted in the popular documentary film, Salt of the Earth. These courageous women not only survived in solidarity until the strike ended, but they commanded recognition as well as respect.
 
Location. 32° 48.167′ N, 108° 7.283′ W. Marker is near Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on State Road 152 at milepost 2.3, 2.3 miles east of U.S. 180, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kneeling Nun (a few steps from this marker); Fort Bayard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900
<i>back of</i> Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. back of Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Bayard (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 and Kneeling Nun Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 and Kneeling Nun Markers
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 and Kneeling Nun Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
4. Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 and Kneeling Nun Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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