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Shenandoah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1902 Anthracite Coal Strike

 
 
1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker
Inscription. In May 1902, 150,000 mineworkers struck for six months for higher wages, union recognition, shorter hours, and other demands. A July 30th riot of 5,000 strikers in Shenandoah led to its occupation by the PA National Guard and influenced President Theodore Roosevelt to set up the Anthracite Coal Commission. Some worker demands were granted. The strike introduced an impartial federal role in labor disputes.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.275′ N, 76° 11.75′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Centre Street and North Union Street, on the right when traveling east on East Centre Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah PA 17976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dorsey Brothers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Lithuania, USA (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Michael's Church (approx.
Wide view of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker
half a mile away); Victor Schertzinger (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mahanoy Plane (approx. 3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
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Also see . . .
1. The Pennsylvania Center for the Book - Great Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902. The winter of 1902 was coming fast. The Anthracite Coal Strike in northeastern Pennsylvania had been going on for over four months with no signs of ending. President Theodore Roosevelt feared “untold misery…with the certainty of riots which might develop into social war.” (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. U.S. Department of Labor -- History -- The Coal Strike of 1902; Turning Point in U.S. Policy. The Federal Government, with the Commissioner of Labor in a fact finding role, acted as a 'neutral' for the first time in contributing to settlement of the bitter coal strike (Submitted on August 6, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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