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Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Coxey's Army”

 
 
“Coxey's Army” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. “Coxey's Army” Marker
Inscription.  Jacob Sechler Coxey (1854-1951), was born here. In 1894 he led a march of unemployed workers, popularly known as “Coxey's Army,” on Washington. Public works programs and relief measures were asked. This focused attention on the plight of the unemployed.
 
Erected 1966 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 40° 48.546′ N, 76° 51.419′ W. Marker is in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in Snyder County. Marker is on North Market Street (Old Route 15) 0.1 miles south of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 North Market Street, Selinsgrove PA 17870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Harris, Founder of Harrisburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albany Purchase Line Stone
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Penns Creek Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Simon Snyder (approx. 0.6 miles away); Erected to the Memory of Simon Snyder (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Class of 1888 Graduation Tree Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selinsgrove.
 
Regarding “Coxey's Army”. There appears to be no documentation on the specific location of Jacob S. Coxey's birthplace in Selinsgrove. It may still exist but not be identified or it may have been demolished in the interim.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob S. Coxey - Ohio History Central - A product of the Ohio Historical Society. Jacob Coxey was a prominent political figure and labor-rights advocate during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. (Submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Jacob Sechler Coxey, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wide view of the “Coxey's Army” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the “Coxey's Army” Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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