Dedicated to Coal Miners of Southern Illinois
Dedicated to Coal Miners of Southern Illinois, August 12 1990.
Papa dug coal from deep in the hearth to earn a living. He dressed for work when everyone else went to bed. He wore faded denims and steel-toe shoes and he walked a mile to his job at the mine every night… It was important work. He was proud to do it.
Erected by 1989 Coal Festival Committee, Local Unions, Area Coal Companies, Marissa Village, Marissa Township.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 1990.
Location. 38° 14.455′ N, 89° 45.254′ W. Marker is in Marissa, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Keys Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 S Main St, Marissa IL 62257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marissa Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Veterans of All Wars (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.