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Nanty Glo in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brophy

(1883-1963)

 
 
John Brophy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
1. John Brophy Marker
Inscription. The American labor leader lived here in Nanty Glo. Brophy was president of District 2, United Mine Workers of America, 1916-1926; he gained national prominence for his "Miner's Program," calling for a shorter work week, nationalization of the mines, and a labor party. An official of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1935-1961, Brophy was a longtime advocate for a democratic labor movement.
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.882′ N, 78° 50.215′ W. Marker is in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Shoemaker Street (Pennsylvania Route 271) and Lloyd Street, on the right when traveling south on Shoemaker Street. Click for map. Located between Shoemaker and Lloyd Streets in Triangle Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nanty Glo PA 15943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malcolm Cowley (approx. 5 miles away); Penn-Eben Hotel (approx. 6 miles away); Cambria County (approx. 6 miles away); Johnstown Flood (approx. 8.6 miles away); The South Fork Dam
John Brophy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
2. John Brophy Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); The Unger House (approx. 8.7 miles away); May 31, 1889 (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Dam Melts Away (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Brophy at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor UnionsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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