Mother Jones

Mother Jones (HM13OF)

Location: Terre Haute, IN 47807 Vigo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.316', W 87° 24.314'

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1830 - - - - - - 1930

Field Organizer, United Mine Workers of America

"The most dangerous woman in America"

A teacher and seamstress, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones began her crusade for workers' rights with the Knights of Labor in the 1870's.

The United Mine Workers of America's first woman Organizer, she was a key figure in historic UMWA strikes from Pennsylvania to Western Canada. She on occasion was joined by Eugene Debs in support of striking miners and their families.

Mother Jones was as beloved by working people as she was reviled by big business, which branded her, "The most dangerous woman in America."

An active organizer well into her 80's, Mother Jones' 1930 Memorial Service drew more than 15,000 mourners.
HM NumberHM13OF
Year Placed1990
Placed ByUnited Mine Workers of America (Assisted by Southern Indiana Daughters of Mother Jones)
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 465144 N 4369228
Decimal Degrees39.47193333, -87.40523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.316', W 87° 24.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 18.96" N, 87° 24' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 N 8th St, Terre Haute IN 47807, US
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