— Miners' Memorial at Immigrant Park —The women's march of 1921 epitomizes the spirit of the Kansas Balkans, an area known for its rich cultural heritage and turbulent strike-ridden history. On December 12 of that year, 3,000 (by some reports up to 6,000) women—wives and other female relatives of striking miners—marched from the Miner's Hall in Franklin, Kansas, to the coal fields of Crawford County in an attempt to stop scab miners (replacement workers) from reporting to work. The protest caused the governor to send a troop of Kansas cavalry to stop the marchers and made headlines across the nation. They were known as the "Amazon Army."
|Placed By||The Miners' Memorial. Dedicated to John & Marguerite O'Nelio. Text written by Linda O'Nelio Knoll|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 348971 N 4141636|
|Decimal Degrees||37.40921667, -94.70653333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.553', W 94° 42.392'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 33.18" N, 94° 42' 23.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||620, 417|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 2nd St, Pittsburg KS 66762, US|
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