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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Min L. Matheson

(1909-1992)

 
 
Min L. Matheson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Min L. Matheson Marker
Inscription. Prominent labor, community, and civic leader. She headed the Wyoming Valley District of the ILGWU, 1944-1963. With her husband Bill, she confronted corrupting influences & other obstacles in building a membership of 11,000. Created under their leadership were a model workers' education program, health care center, and traveling chorus. Later, she led efforts on behalf of flood victims after Tropical Storm Agnes in 1992.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.734′ N, 75° 52.898′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and East Market Street, on the left on Public Square. Click for map. The marker is located at the east corner of the Public Square. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel J. Flood (a few steps from this marker); William G. McGowan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes-Barre Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Widew view of the Min L. Matheson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Widew view of the Min L. Matheson Marker
Jesse Fell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wyoming Division Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Wilkes Barre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Wyoming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 145 (1999), Part 16 - MIN MATHESON HONORED. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Min Matheson and the ILGWU in the Northern Anthracite Region, 1944-1963. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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