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Jackson County coal miners' appeal
Description: Broadside titled "An Appeal on Behalf of the Miners of Jackson County, O." This document relates the hardships of the coal miners of Jackson County resulting from a suspension of mining work beginning in November 1896. It was created by a committee of prominent citizens in Wellston to solicit donations to help striking miners and their dependents in the area. The broadside estimates that 22,000 people in Wellston depend on income from the mines and are in desperate circumstances. The 1897 strike was one of a number of labor disputes between coal miners and mine owners in the Hocking Valley region between 1880 and 1940. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: VFM4536
Subjects: Coal miners; Strikes and lockouts; Coal mining; Labor--Ohio
Places: Wellston (Ohio); Jackson County (Ohio);