John Mitchell, 1870-1919
There are three identical markers in Spring Valley. This one is on the corner of Strong Street and West Dakota Street (US 6).
Spring Valley Rotary and Lions Club and The Illinois State Historical Society
Pioneer resident of Spring Valley. Achieved national prominence in the settlement of the Pennsylvania anthracite miners strike in 1902 with the cooperation of President Theodore Roosevelt. President of the United Mine Workers, 1889-1908. Author of two widely-read books on union recognition. Often acclaimed as an enlightened and fair minded labor leader.
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