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William H. Sylvis

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
1. William H. Sylvis Marker
Inscription.  American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, 1828. Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, 1859. President, National Labor Union, 1868-1869. Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's champion," 1869.
 
Erected 1990 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 year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 40° 37.095′ N, 79° 9.385′ W. Marker is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Locust Street and Pratt Drive. Located by Keith Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indiana PA 15701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); James Maitland Stewart
William H. Sylvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 27, 2011
2. William H. Sylvis Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Indiana County (approx. 0.3 miles away); James S. Nance, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorhead's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indiana.
 
Also see . . .
1. William H. Sylvis - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on February 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. William Sylvis at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 868 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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