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Near Berea in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milton Snellings

 
 
Milton Snellings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 20, 2008
1. Milton Snellings Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the
Memory of
Milton Snellings
General President
1916-1921
By the International Union
of Operating Engineers

Snellings
1870 - 1921

 
Erected by Internation Union of Operating Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 38° 22.318′ N, 77° 28.857′ W. Marker is near Berea, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Hulls Chapel Road near Enon Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22406, 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. Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Bell of Hulls Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kidnapping of Pocahontas (approx. 1.6 miles away); Marlborough (approx.
The IUOE logo on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 20, 2008
2. The IUOE logo on the marker
Many of the early founders of the IUOE shared the ability to operate the dangerous steam boilers of the day. Hence, a steam gauge dominates their emblem, or logo, to this day.
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1.6 miles away); Land for God's Work (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363 (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berea.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Resolution of Sympathy on Death of President Snellings. Several articles and a picture of General President Snellings. (Submitted on August 13, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Labor omnia vincit
Labor omnia vincit is a latin term that appears in the IUOE emblem on this marker. It is a common Latin phrase meaning "labor conquers all things".

The phrase appears in Virgil's Georgics, Book I, in the form Labor omnia uicit improbus ("uphill work overcame all things"). The poem was written in support of Augustus Caesar's "Back to the land" policy, aimed at encouraging more Romans to become farmers.
    — Submitted January 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
Milton Snellings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 20, 2008
3. Milton Snellings Marker
Hulls Memorial Baptist Church is in the background.
Milton Snellings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 20, 2008
4. Milton Snellings Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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