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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Mitchell

1870 - 1919

 

—Champion of Labor • Defender of Human Rights —

 
John Mitchell Quote on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
1. John Mitchell Quote on Monument
Inscription.

So far as discontent is expressed in constructive movements
for human betterment it is healthy and to be encouraged

I wish to see the interests and ideals of Labor and Capital
fairly reconciled not by surrender but by mutual understanding.

[Bas relief of miner and family at home
(on rear of monument)]


 
Erected 1924 by Members of the United Mine Workers of America and Their Friends.
 
Location. 41° 24.471′ N, 75° 39.711′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Adams Avenue north of Spruce Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is on the SE grounds of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (a few steps from this marker); First Electric Cars (within shouting distance of this marker); General Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial

John Mitchell Quote on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
2. John Mitchell Quote on Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Piazza dell' Arte (about 300 feet away); Medal of Honor (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Mitchell: The Labor Leader and The Man. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Mitchell Bio. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Mitchell - The Union Organizer. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. President Roosevelt and 80,000 miners listening to Union President John Mitchell, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. John Mitchell Monument in Smithsonian Art Inventories. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions
 
Bas Relief on Rear of John Mitchell Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
3. Bas Relief on Rear of John Mitchell Monument
John Mitchell Monument Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
4. John Mitchell Monument Sponsors
John Mitchell Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
5. John Mitchell Monument
John Mitchell Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
6. John Mitchell Statue
Miners bas relief behind statue
John Mitchell Monument Architect image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
7. John Mitchell Monument Architect
John Mitchell Statue Sculptor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
8. John Mitchell Statue Sculptor
John Mitchell Statue Foundry Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
9. John Mitchell Statue Foundry Mark
John Mitchell Statue Sculptor Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
10. John Mitchell Statue Sculptor Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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