Miners' Strikes

Miners' Strikes (HM21E1)

Location: Houtzdale, PA 16651 Clearfield County
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N 40° 49.686', W 78° 20.51'

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In 1869, 1872 and 1875 the first major coal strikes spread to this area. In 1872 four men were shot at the Sterling RR Station. The strike started unionism in the county. The 1875 strike resulted in over 50 arrests for riot and conspiracy at Goss Run, Woodward Twp. Union leaders Xingo Parks' and John Siney's famous trial in Clearfield drew national attention. Local miners joined the Knights of Labor then the United Mine Workers.
HM NumberHM21E1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByClearfield County Bicentennial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 724147 N 4523075
Decimal Degrees40.82810000, -78.34183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.686', W 78° 20.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 41.16" N, 78° 20' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Sterling Ave, Houtzdale PA 16651, US
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