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This monument is dedicated to the thousands of anthracite coal miners whose labor under inhuman working conditions served as an inspiration to people of the United States and to the world. The heroic contribution of the miners is unparalleled in t…
In honor of
the men and women
of West Scranton
who answered the call
of their country
First Bishop of Scranton.
Born in Ireland April 14, 1816.
Ordained Priest in Rome Dec. 21, 1842.
Consecrated Bishop in Philadelphia
July 12, 1868.
Died in Scranton, Feb. 3, 1899.
His body awaits the Resurrection in
the crypt of the cathed…
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
the soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
that brave and fallen few.
On fame's eternal camping-ground
their silent tents are spread,
and glory guards with solemn round,
the bivouac o…
to all veterans who
served their country
Here in the Washburn Cemetery lie the remains of 61 of the 110 victims of the September 6, 1869, Avondale Mine disaster in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County. The miners, most of whom were of Welsh descent, were interred on September 9, 1869.
Ebenezer Slocum built his built his first house, and made the first iron here prior to 1800. Its founding, naming, and growth as a city were due to George W. Scranton and associates. Leader in iron and steel for 60 years after its founding, 1840.
Noted labor leader. Born Jan 22, 1849, in Carbondale. Grand Master Workman of the Knights of Labor, 1879-93. Scranton's Mayor, 1878-84. Later Federal immigration official. Died in 1924. His home was near here.
Baptist clergyman and first ordained minister in Scranton, built a combined log church and house near here in 1795. There he preached and held services. He was born in England, 1749, and died in Scott Township in 1816.