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Nanty Glo in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Brophy

(1883-1963)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
1. John Brophy Marker
Inscription.  The American labor leader lived here in Nanty Glo. Brophy was president of District 2, United Mine Workers of America, 1916-1926; he gained national prominence for his "Miner's Program," calling for a shorter work week, nationalization of the mines, and a labor party. An official of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1935-1961, Brophy was a longtime advocate for a democratic labor movement.
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.882′ N, 78° 50.215′ W. Marker is in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Shoemaker Street (Pennsylvania Route 271) and Lloyd Street, on the right when traveling south on Shoemaker Street. Located between Shoemaker and Lloyd Streets in Triangle Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nanty Glo PA 15943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2012
2. John Brophy Marker
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are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malcolm Cowley (approx. 5 miles away); Staple Bend Tunnel (approx. 5˝ miles away); Penn-Eben Hotel (approx. 6 miles away); Cambria County (approx. 6 miles away); Ebensburg Historic District (approx. 6.1 miles away); Kimball Park (approx. 6.1 miles away); Veterans Park of Cambria County (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Noon-Collins House and the YMCA Building of Ebensburg (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Brophy at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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