Union Miners Cemetery

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Union Miners Cemetery
Mother Jones and Martyrs of the Progressive Miners of America Monument, Mount Olive, Illinois.jpg
Mother Jones and Martyrs of the Progressive Miners of America Monument
Union Miners Cemetery is located in Illinois
Union Miners Cemetery
Union Miners Cemetery is located in the United States
Union Miners Cemetery
Location0.5 mi. N of Mount Olive city park, Mount Olive, Illinois
Coordinates39°4′52″N 89°43′53″W / 39.08111°N 89.73139°W / 39.08111; -89.73139Coordinates: 39°4′52″N 89°43′53″W / 39.08111°N 89.73139°W / 39.08111; -89.73139
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1899
NRHP reference #72000463[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 18, 1972

The Union Miners Cemetery is a cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois. The cemetery is the burial site of labor leader Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, who is memorialized with a 22-foot (6.7 m) granite monument. The monument and surrounding plaques also commemorate "General" Alexander Bradley, four victims of the Battle of Virden, and twenty-one other miners who died in labor struggles. Miners Day has been celebrated on October 12 at the cemetery since 1899.[2] The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1972.[1]

FOr a guided tour of the cemetery, see http://www.motherjonesmuseum.org/sitestory/illinois/mother-jones-monument-tour/ or https://www.vamonde.com/adventure/mother-jones-monumentunion-miners-cemetery/3/513

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Keiser, John H. (March 24, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Union Miners Cemetery" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 1, 2012.