Bristol in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ronald V. Crews Memorial Park
Dedicated July 1972
“To Honor All The Miners”
-R. V. Crews Family
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 39° 41.935′ N, 81° 43.882′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is in Miners' Memorial Park, 100 feet southwest of the Big Muskie Bucket. Miner's Memorial Park is on Ohio Route 78, about seven miles east of McConnelsville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Muskie (a few steps from this marker); Miner's Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard Chandler Christy (approx. 7.1 miles away); McConnelsville Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles Lelia Morris & Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); McConnelsville World War I Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Two River Towns: McConnelsville and Malta (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
1. My dad
Ronald V. Crews was is my father and today is the 40th anniversary of his passing, which was July 2, 1971. I was unable to attend the original park dedication, because of military service. However, I was able to attend the redecication to the miners that worked at Central Ohio Coal Company, of which I was a member of that group. It is indeed a beautiful view over the valley behind the park, and is worth a look. Ron Crews was one person that you never heard anyone that worked for him utter a bad word. He is still missed by his family.
— Submitted July 2, 2011, by David Ira Crews of Zanesville, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.