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Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas

 
 
Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
1. Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas Marker
Inscription. From 1924 to 1926 the United Mine Workers of America held innovative workers’ education programs in bituminous coal towns throughout western Pa. Hastings recorded the largest attendance in 1925. With the leadership of district President John Brophy, the Chautauquas featured nationally prominent speakers and educators as well as local entertainers. They received national press attention and recognition from progressive activists.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 39.893′ N, 78° 42.629′ W. Marker is in Hastings, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker can be reached from Coleman Street. Touch for map. Located in local park in Hastings. Marker is in this post office area: Hastings PA 16646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the 77 Men (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dr. Lawrence F. Flick (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Cherry Tree Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away); Cpl. Warren J. Shepherd (approx. 6.7 miles away); George Atcheson (approx. 10.7 miles away); Coalport (approx. 10.8 miles away); John Ludwig Snyder (approx. 11.2 miles away); Loretto (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
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Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
2. Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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