Honea Path in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
They Died for the Rights of the Working Man
Claude Cannon, E.M. Knight
Lee Crawford, Maxie Peterson
Ira Davis, C.L. Rucker
Location. 34° 26.667′ N, 82° 23.633′ W. Marker is in Honea Path, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on Ervin Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honea Path SC 29654, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honea Path Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Greer, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Honea Path (approx. ¼ mile away); Chiquola Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Story of the Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chiquola Mill Monument (approx. half a mile away); Southside Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Broadmouth Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Barkers Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honea Path.
Also see . . .
1. Chiquola Mill Shootings: The 75th Anniversary. Seventy-five years ago—on September 6, 1934—seven workers were shot and killed and 30 others wounded at the Chiquola Mill in my hometown of Honea Path, South Carolina. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Seventy-five Years Later, the Chiquola Incident in Honea Path Still Significant. The Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, now abandoned, is a shell whose prized hardwood floors and wooden roof beams are gone, leaving the place open to the rain, the sun and the years. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Honea Path
The curiously double name of Honea (Ind., path) Path, 67.6 m. (810 alt., 2,740 pop.), was adopted when as many whites as Indians frequented this section. Another version is that Honea was the name of a family who lived there. At Honea Path in the late summer of 1934 occurred a mill riot that grew out of a Nation-wide textile strike. All South Carolina mills did not close on the zero hour, and "flying squadrons" of strikers and union sympathizers paid quick visits to mills that continued to operate. As a rule the squadrons were orderly, engaging in demonstrations to persuade the mill hands to strike; but minor
— Submitted March 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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