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

Rev. John J. Curran

(1859-1936)

 
 
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By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
1. Rev. John J. Curran Marker
Inscription.  Founding pastor of Holy Savior Parish in 1895. Known as the Labor Priest, he championed the workers' cause and was instrumental in settling the Anthracite Strike of 1902. He was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt, who visited here often.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 41° 14.738′ N, 75° 51.77′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Penn Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 Penn Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Joseph Murgas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Connecticut Settlement (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx.
Rev. John J. Curran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
2. Rev. John J. Curran Marker
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0.8 miles away); Parents Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of the National Federation of the Blind (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Rev. John J. Curran - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Rev. John J. Curran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
3. Rev. John J. Curran Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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