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William H. Sylvis

 
 
William H. Sylvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. William H. Sylvis Marker
Inscription. American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, 1828. Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, 1859. President, National Labor Union, 1868-1869. Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's champion," 1869.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.095′ N, 79° 9.385′ W. Marker is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Locust Street and Pratt Drive. Touch for map. Located by Keith Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Marker is in this post office area: Indiana PA 15701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Park (approx. mile away); James Maitland Stewart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorhead's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 2.2 miles away); Absalom (Albert) Hazlett (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indiana.
 
Also see . . .
William H. Sylvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. William H. Sylvis Marker

1. William H. Sylvis - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on February 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. William Sylvis at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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