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Houtzdale in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miners’ Strikes

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
1. Miners' Strikes Marker
Inscription. In 1869, 1872 and 1875 the first major coal strikes spread to this area. In 1872 four men were shot at the Sterling RR Station. The strike started unionism in the county. The 1875 strike resulted in over 50 arrests for riot and conspiracy at Goss Run, Woodward Twp. Union leaders Xingo Parks' and John Siney's famous trial in Clearfield drew national attention. Local miners joined the Knights of Labor then the United Mine Workers.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 40° 49.686′ N, 78° 20.51′ W. Marker is in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Sterling Avenue 0.1 miles north of Spring Street (Pennsylvania Route 53), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houtzdale PA 16651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Osceola Mills (approx. 4.1 miles away); Alexander's Fording (approx. 4.9 miles away); William A. Nevling Tavern (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bloody Knox (approx.
Miners' Strikes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 1, 2017
2. Miners' Strikes Marker
7.6 miles away); Civil War Draft Resistance (approx. 7.6 miles away); Philipsburg (approx. 7.9 miles away); Halehurst (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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