Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:21 pm

Over the years Shenandoah has been described in many different ways. During the town's heyday it was called "the only Wild West town in the East" for the rough-and-tumble attitude of its residents, "the city of churches" for the many houses of worship located within its borders, and "little New York" for the town's diverse population.

During the Great Coal Strike of 1902 the Pennsylvania National Guard was called into Shenandoah to keep the peace and curb rioting by angry miners. The strike would only be resolved after President Theodore Roosevelt intervened.

A point of interest to visitors as well as locals is the Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial, in Shenandoah's Girard Park, at the corner of Main and Washington Streets. The large three-paneled bronze bas relief sculpture by Zenos Frudakis is dedicated to the thousands of anthracite coal miners who lived and worked in Pennsylvania. The impressive monument is surrounded by bricks featuring the names of many of the miners, and benches where visitors can rest and reflect on the hardworking residents of the Upper Schuylkill Region who helped to build America.

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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:25 pm

Shenandoah is also the birthplace of Big Band leaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.

Thanks for posting the photos.
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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:26 pm

that's cool!
i'll have to get some pics of the memorial in minersville
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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:07 am

That first one is quite large, there are at least two from my area that i can think of. I'll have to get some pictures. There's one across the river in Pittston and another in Plymouth. The one in Pittston has a huge chunk of coal included, I'll bet it weighs at least 3 tons.
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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:23 am

Would you believe I have never been to Eckley yet,
I want to go before spring cause I love the look of winter on the Coal Region

It survives--somewhat miraculously--as a vestige of Pennsylvania's coal mining heritage, a link in what was once a chain of little coal communities, or patch towns, that dotted the anthracite region.
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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:41 am

One thing to be aware of is the breaker there is not authentic and is a reproduction created for the movie "The Molly Maguires".
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Re: Miners Memorial Shenandoah Pa

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:56 am

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