Mt. Olive in Macoupin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Union Miners Cemetery at Mt. Olive, Illinois
Erected 2021 by The University of Illinois Mythic Mississippi Project, the City of Mt. Olive, the Mother Jones Museum at Mt. Olive, the Union Miners Cemetery Board, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1898.
Location. 39° 4.849′ N, 89° 43.918′ W. Marker is in Mt. Olive, Illinois, in Macoupin County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Olive Road and Old Reservoir Road, on the right when traveling south on Mt. Olive Road. The marker is located at the frontgate in the northern section of the Union Miners Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Olive IL 62069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away); Heart of Coal Country (approx. 5.4 miles away); Founding of the Progressive Miners of America (approx. 5˝ miles away); Macoupin & Chestnut Streets (approx. 5˝ miles away); Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of GillespieVeterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ill. Traction System (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Battle of Virden.
The Battle of Virden, also known as the Virden Mine Riot and Virden Massacre, was a labor union conflict and a racial conflict in central Illinois that occurred on October 12, 1898. After a United Mine Workers of America local struck a mine in Virden, Illinois, the Chicago-Virden Coal Company hired armed detectives or security guards to accompany African-American strikebreakers to start production again. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on October 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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