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Windber in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Windber Strike of 1922-23

 
 
Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker
Inscription.  Windber-area Berwind White workers joined a national strike by United Mine Workers of America in April 1922 for improved wages and working conditions, civil liberties, and recognition. The strike lasted 16 months; families of strikers were evicted from company housing. A City of New York inquiry exposed deplorable living and working conditions and urged nationalization of coal mines.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1922.
 
Location. 40° 14.142′ N, 78° 49.875′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160), on the right when traveling west. Museum is in Miners Park, across Graham Avenue from the Arcadia Theater (1418 Graham Ave). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windber PA 15963, 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
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. Windber War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Windber (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Alan Freed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber Veteran's Park (about 700 feet away); Johnny Weissmuller (about 700 feet away); Bethel Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windber.
 
Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Windber Strike of 1922-23 Marker
Arcadia Theater in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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