Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1830 - - - - - - 1930
Field Organizer, United Mine Workers of America
“The most dangerous woman in America”
A teacher and seamstress, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones began her crusade for workers’ rights with the Knights of Labor in the 1870's.
The United Mine Workers of America’s first woman Organizer, she was a key figure in historic UMWA strikes from Pennsylvania to Western Canada. She on occasion was joined by Eugene Debs in support of striking miners and their families.
Mother Jones was as beloved by working people as she was reviled by big business, which branded her, “The most dangerous woman in America.”
An active organizer well into her 80's, Mother Jones’ 1930 Memorial Service drew more than 15,000 mourners.
Erected 1990 by United Mine Workers of America (Assisted by Southern Indiana Daughters of Mother Jones).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Labor Unions • Women.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: (back yard of) 451 North 8th Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Hillman (here, next to this marker); Patrick E. Gorman (here, next to this marker); Philip Murray (here, next to this marker); Charles Luna (here, next to this marker); William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (here, next to this marker); Michael J. Quill (here, next to this marker); Samuel Gompers (here, next to this marker); Walter Philip Reuther (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . .
1. Photos and Article (Courtesy of "My Hero Project") ::. (Submitted on August 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Leaders of Industrial Unionism ::. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on August 16, 2012.