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

The Greater Pittston Coal Miner

We Owe Him Much

 
 
The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
1. The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Marker
Inscription.  

This monument erected in commemoration
of the American Bicentennial is dedicated
to the Coal Miner of Greater Pittston
in appreciation for his unselfish sacrifice
of labor beneath the earth for the promise
of a better future for generations to follow.

 
Erected 1979 by Pittston Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions.
 
Location. 41° 19.516′ N, 75° 47.372′ W. Marker is in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Kennedy Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittston PA 18640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John the Baptist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenkins' Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Jenkins Fort (approx. ¼ mile away);
Anthracite Coal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
2. Anthracite Coal Marker
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Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry (approx. ¼ mile away); Toni the Tomato Mule (approx. ¼ mile away); Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pittston Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pittston in the Age of Coal and Steam. (Submitted on June 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pittston and the End of Coal Mining. (Submitted on June 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. About the Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. (Submitted on June 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
3. The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Monument
Anthracite Coal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
4. Anthracite Coal and Marker
The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
5. The Greater Pittston Coal Miner Statue
Anthracite Coal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
6. Anthracite Coal
Pittston Bicentennial Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2020
7. Pittston Bicentennial Committee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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