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Coaldale in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Marker
Inscription. Labor leader, worker advocate. In October 1900 she led a march of 2,000 women from McAdoo to Coaldale to aid a six - week strike called in September by the United Mine Workers of America for higher wages, recognition, and a grievance process. Many mineworkers stopped work and joined the union. Concessions by anthracite coal operators and unmet union demands resulted in the anthracite coal strike of 1902.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.626′ N, 75° 54.231′ W. Marker is in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Water Street (US 209) and 1st Street on East Water Street (US 209). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coaldale PA 18218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. No. 8 Colliery (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip Ginder (approx. 1 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Philip Ginter (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Presbyterian Cemetery
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
2. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); The Jno. F. McGinty Brewery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Little Schuylkill Railroad (approx. 4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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