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Panama in Bond County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mineworkers' Monument

 
 
Mineworkers' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 19, 2021
1. Mineworkers' Monument
Close-up of John L. Lewis quote
Inscription.  

(front:)

"The public does not understand, and I think never will. That almost spiritual fealty that exists between men who go down into the dangers of the mine and work together. That fealty of understanding and brotherhood that exists in our calling to a more pronounced degree than in any other industry. The public does not know that a man who works in a coal mine is not afraid of anything except God, that he is not afraid of injunctions, or politicians, or threats, or denunciations, or verbal castigation, or slander. That he does not fear death"

John L. Lewis, Panama Union Local 1475 President 1910.
United Mine Workers of America President 1920-1960

(back:)

This monument is dedicated by the cemetery committee and its many volunteers to the coal miners who lie in these hallowed grounds. Our thanks to the numerous organizations and to the citizens who opened their hearts and graciously gave of themselves.

May these miners rest in peace for without them there would be no village.

God's blessings be upon them, and on everyone who helped to make this
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monument a reality.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesLabor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1475.
 
Location. 39° 1.367′ N, 89° 31.619′ W. Marker is in Panama, Illinois, in Bond County. Marker is on West Cemetery Road east of Calvin Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at Union Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 W Cemetery Rd, Sorento IL 62086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John L. Lewis - United Mine Workers of America (approx. ¼ mile away); In Honor of all Veterans Past and Present (approx. 3 miles away); Hillsboro Plaza History (approx. 9.7 miles away); "Among Friends" (approx. 9.7 miles away); Kathy Dagon (approx. 9.7 miles away); Montgomery County Courthouse (approx. 9.7 miles away); First City Hall and Fire House (approx. 10.9 miles away); J. R. Bennett Building (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
More about this monument. Marker/monument was dedicated on May 25, 2003.
 
Mineworkers' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 19, 2021
2. Mineworkers' Monument
Picture of the front of monument
Mineworkers' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 19, 2021
3. Mineworkers' Monument
Back of the monument
Mineworkers' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 19, 2021
4. Mineworkers' Monument
Wide view of the front part of monument
Union Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 19, 2021
5. Union Cemetery entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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