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Spring Valley in Bureau County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Mitchell

1870-1919

 
 
John Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 31, 2021
1. John Mitchell Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer resident of Spring Valley. Achieved national prominence in the settlement of the Pennsylvania anthracite miners strike in 1902 with the co-operation of President Theodore Roosevelt. President of United Mine Workers, 1889-1908. Author of two widely-read books on union recognition. Often acclaimed as an enlightened and fair minded labor leader.
 
Erected 1966 by Spring Valley Rotary Club • Spring Valley Lions Club • Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the Rotary International series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 41° 19.238′ N, 89° 11.981′ W. Marker is in Spring Valley, Illinois, in Bureau County. Marker is at the intersection of South Spaulding Street and East Caroline Street, on the right when traveling north on South Spaulding Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 S Spaulding St, Spring Valley IL 61362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korea Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named John Mitchell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maud Powell (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Buel Institute (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Mitchell. Brief biography by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. John Mitchell (United Mine Workers). Wikipedia entry on the labor leader. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
John Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 31, 2021
2. John Mitchell Marker
John Mitchell image. Click for full size.
Via Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
3. John Mitchell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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