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Coal Miners Memorial

100 North 14th Street
Herrin, IL 62948
Phone: 618-942-6166
In the late eighteen hundreds there were several mines in the locale that accounted for the livelihood of the residents.  There were many thriving communities that were totally dependent on the mines.  Now there is a Memorial to honor all miners.  The monument depicts a miner returning home, being greeted by his small son, after a day in the pits.  Dedicated on October 14th, 2000, the Coal Miners Memorial is a tribute to all Southern Illinois coal miners of the past century.  The inscription at the base of the statue reads, “In memory of coal miners who gave so much that future generations may benefit with a better life.  They labored, served their country, sacrificed for their families and some lost their lives. We honor and salute them so that they will never be forgotten.”

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