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Mining and Mother Jones in Mount Olive

   
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  1. Charles and Bess Franz
    Charles and Bess Franz. Charles was a coal miner and Bess was a member of the Ladies Miner Auxiliary in Mount Olive.

  2. Coal miner
    Coal miner riding on the tram in the mine, Mount Olive, Illinois.

  3. Coal miner
    Coal miner posing with mine equipment, Mount Olive, Illinois.

  4. Coal miners
    Coal miners posing in the mine, Mount Olive, Illinois.

  5. Coal miners
    Group of coal miners posed in front of mine machinery, Mount Olive, Illinois

  6. Coal miners
    Coal miners coming up from the mine, Mount Olive, Illinois.

  7. Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15
    The smokestack and power plant of the Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15, Mount Olive, Illinois. The mine operated from 1905-1951.

  8. Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15
    Postcard, Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15, Mount Olive, Illinois. The mine operated from 1905-1951.

  9. Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15
    Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15, Mount Olive, Illinois. The mine operated from 1905-1951.

  10. Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15
    The Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15, Mount Olive, Illinois. The mine operated from 1905-1951.

  11. Funeral notice for Mother Jones
    Funeral notice for Mother Jones, containing information about the funeral service.

  12. Information card about Mother Jones
    Information card about Mother Jones, possibly distributed at her funeral.

  13. Letter from Mother Jones
    Letter to the miners of Mount Olive, Illinois.Text of the letter:
    "Chicago, November 19, 1923. A Special Request to the Miners of Mt. Olive, Illinois: When the last call comes for me to take my final rest, will the Miners see that I get a resting place in the same clay that shelters the miners that gave up their lives on the hills of Virden, Illinois on the morning of October 12, 1897, for their heroic sacrifice of their fellow men. They are responsible for Illinois being the best organized labor state in America. I hope it will be my consolation when I pass away to feel I sleep under the clay with those brave boys. [signed] Mother Jones"

  14. Memorial service program for Mother Jones
    Card with the agenda for a periodic memorial service for Mother Jones, held in Mount Olive, Illinois.

  15. Monument to miners killed in the Virden Massacre
    Postcard of the monument to the miners from Mount Olive that were killed in the Virden Massacre, October 12, 1898. Note on verso: 'Erected by Sub Districts 5 & 6 to the memory of the miners killed at the Virden Massacre.' Monument is located in the Union Miner's Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois. The inset photo is of the miners (left to right, back row) Ernst Long, Ernst Kammerer, Joe Gutterlie, (front) Ellis Smith.

  16. Mother Jones
    Information card about Mother Jones, possibly distributed at her funeral.

  17. Mother Jones fearless strike leader celebrates one-hundredth birthday
    Newspaper article about Mother Jone's 100th birthday celebration which took place in Maryland. Includes anecdotes from her life in the labor movement.

  18. Mother Jones monument
    Dedicated on October 11, 1936, the monument stands 22 ft. high on a 20 ft. x 18 ft. base. It is built of 80 tons of pink Minnesota granite. The name of the sculptor is unknown. The obelisk in the center bears a likeness of Mother Jones and on either side is a larger-than-life bronze statue of a coal miner with his sledge. Mother Jones' headstone lies nestled in the grass at the base of the monument, it reads: "She gave her life to the world of labor, her blessed soul to heaven. God's finger touches her, and now she sleeps."

  19. Slag pile
    Slag pile from the Consolidated Coal Company Mine Number 15, Mount Olive, Illinois. The mine operated from 1905-1951.

  20. United Mine Workers of America badge
    Example of a United Mine Workers of America union badge, from Local 728, Mount Olive, Illinois. Features a celluloid bar at the top, with the UMW logo of clasped hands. A celluloid plaque hangs on a chain below the bar. depicted on this plaque are the miners from Mount Olive that were killed in the Virden Massacre, October 12, 1898. The black ribbon indicates this badge was probably worn in memoriam for the miners.

  21. United Mine Workers of America badge
    Example of a United Mine Workers of America union badge from Local 125, Mount Olive, Illinois. Features a celluloid bar at the top, with the UMW logo of clasped hands and the date of April 1st, 1898, advocating the 8-hour work day.

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