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Mother Jones

 
 
Mother Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Mother Jones Marker
Inscription.

1830 - - - - - - 1930

Field Organizer, United Mine Workers of America

“The most dangerous woman in America”


A teacher and seamstress, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones began her crusade for workers’ rights with the Knights of Labor in the 1870's.

The United Mine Workers of America’s first woman Organizer, she was a key figure in historic UMWA strikes from Pennsylvania to Western Canada. She on occasion was joined by Eugene Debs in support of striking miners and their families.

Mother Jones was as beloved by working people as she was reviled by big business, which branded her, “The most dangerous woman in America.”

An active organizer well into her 80's, Mother Jones’ 1930 Memorial Service drew more than 15,000 mourners.
 
Erected 1990 by United Mine Workers of America (Assisted by Southern Indiana Daughters of Mother Jones).
 
Location. 39° 28.316′ N, 87° 24.314′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker can be reached from North 8th Street south of Spruce Street. Click for map. Located in back-yard of Eugene Debs home (museum). Can be reached by a back access drive from
Eugene Debs Home (Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Eugene Debs Home (Museum)
Sycamore Street - west of North 9th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Hillman (here, next to this marker); Patrick E. Gorman (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); Charles Luna (here, next to this marker); William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (here, next to this marker); Michael J. Quill (here, next to this marker); Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photos and Article (Courtesy of "My Hero Project") ::. (Submitted on August 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Mother Jones Marker - - (Fourth from Left) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Mother Jones Marker - - (Fourth from Left)
Calvin Coolidge and Mother Jones, 1924 (image courtesy Library of Congress) image. Click for full size.
By National Photo Company, September 26, 1924
4. Calvin Coolidge and Mother Jones, 1924 (image courtesy Library of Congress)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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