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Shenandoah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1902 Anthracite Coal Strike

 
 
1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker
Inscription.  In May 1902, 150,000 mineworkers struck for six months for higher wages, union recognition, shorter hours, and other demands. A July 30th riot of 5,000 strikers in Shenandoah led to its occupation by the PA National Guard and influenced President Theodore Roosevelt to set up the Anthracite Coal Commission. Some worker demands were granted. The strike introduced an impartial federal role in labor disputes.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1902.
 
Location. 40° 49.275′ N, 76° 11.75′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Centre Street and North Union Street, on the right when traveling east on East Centre Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah PA 17976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dorsey Brothers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Lithuania, USA (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corporal Anthony P. Damato (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Michael's Church (approx. half a mile away); Old White Church Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Frederick Löwenberg "Labenberg" (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
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Wide view of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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