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Forest City in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial

Forest City, Pa.

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
1. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Marker
Inscription.

You gave us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses
Some settled in what the world recognized as
the Hard Coal Region

In memory of:
Those who built our small towns
labored and died in the mining industry
to provide for a better tomorrow —
this sculpture stands as a lasting tribute
to all Pennsylvania anthracite coal miners
and their families.

Envisioned by the proud families and friends of the coal miners and created through the dedicated efforts of the Forest City Area Rotary Club
1994 - 1995


 
Erected by Forest City Area Rotary Club.
 
Location. 41° 38.795′ N, 75° 28.014′ W. Marker is in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is on Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 171/247) north of Maxey Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Main Street, Forest City PA 18421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel (approx. ¼ mile away); Forest City (approx. 1.1 miles away); Monkey Run Park
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
2. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Stillwater Lake (approx. 3.7 miles away); Simpson, Lackawanna County, Pa. (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fell Township War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. (Submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Anthracite Coal Mining. (Submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mining Anthracite. (Submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Credit to the Artist
I saw your article and I feel that credit should be given to the Sculptor of the memorial. The fact that only the photographers name is under the pictures is fine but a little misleading. The Scultor is Martin Heffron of Minersville . I think he should also be given credit for his work ! I have other information if needed!

You are correct - credit should be given when credit is
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
3. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail
due. I should add that the caveat would be, "when possible". Frequently sculptures (or their markers) do not indicate who made them, and even when they do, it is often easy to miss. However, in this case your comment now rectifies the problem. Thank you.
Andrew Ruppenstein, category editor. 2/10/18
    — Submitted September 19, 2017, by Amber DeLong of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
4. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail
Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
5. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail
Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
6. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2017
7. Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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