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St. Clair in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Siney

(1831-1880)

 
 
John Siney Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. John Siney Marker
Inscription. Pioneering labor organizer and leader of the Workingmen’s Benevolent Association (WBA) of Schuylkill County, a union of anthracite mineworkers. Formed nearby in 1868, WBA had 20,000 members in 22 districts; secured state mine safety laws and the first labor contract in the industry. Siney was president of the Miners National Association and was active in the Greenback Labor Party.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 43.121′ N, 76° 11.523′ W. Marker is in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Claude Lord Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 67) 0.3 miles north of West Russell Street (Pennsylvania Route 621). Click for map. The marker is accessible on foot from the dead end of West Carroll Street walking along the abandoned section of South 4th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Clair PA 17970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schuylkill Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 2.2 miles away); Schuylkill County
Wide view of the John Siney Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the John Siney Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 2.2 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 2.5 miles away); John O'Hara (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Samuel Gompers Papers:. In 1887 the Miners' and Mine Laborers' Amalgamated Association raised funds to erect a monument "in memory of his firm devotion to the cause of labor." And over time he would be remembered as the union pioneer whose work paved the way for the United Mine Workers of America. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. John Siney at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 9 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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