Windber in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Coal Miner
By Lawrence Whitaker
In honor of the proud coal miners who overcame hardships and faced great dangers on a daily basis. The toil and sacrifice of these loyal workers fueled the Industrial Revolution.
Erected 1952 by Local Schoolchildren and the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Location. 40° 14.162′ N, 78° 49.899′ W. Marker is in Windber, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 160) and 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Graham Avenue. Memorial is in Miners Park, on the grounds of the former railroad passenger station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windber PA 15963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windber Area Victims of July 20th 1977 Flood (a few steps from this marker); Windber War Memorial Windber Strike of 1922-23 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alan Freed (within shouting distance of this marker); Windber (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windber Veteran's Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Weissmuller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windber.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.