Mother Jones Monument

Mother Jones fought for coal miner's rights and this monument honors the famous labor activist. The miners that were killed in the 1898 Virden mining riot are buried in this cemetary and Mother Jones is there where she wanted to be laid to rest with "her boys."


Mother Jones Monument
Union Miners Cemetery, Lake Street
Mt. Olive, IL 62069
United States

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