Amazon Army

March

In 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters and sweethearts of striking coal miners in Southeast Kansas marched in protest against unfair labor practices in the local coal mines.

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Franklin’s Rich History

Street Car Junction Power House, Franklin, KS

Franklin began as a mining community in the early 1900s.  It is located just off Highway 69 Bypass which is a major corridor between Kansas City and Pittsburg, Ks./Joplin, Mo.

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Mining & Immigration

A coal miner http://goo.gl/X7YOo

Crawford County Kansas is known for its coal mining heritage and the settlement of many different ethnic groups who came to the United States in search of work in the coal fields.

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Miners Hall Museum Foundation
The
Miners Hall Museum is proud to have been selected to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "The Way We Worked" May-June, 2013. Almost 6,000 visitors from 38 states and 5 foreign countries enjoyed this special exhibit. We are honored to have been chosen and appreciate the opportunity to showcase our own exhibits along with the Smithsonian.
"The Way We Worked" Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities
Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main
Street program. Support for "The Way We Worked" Kansas tour has been
provided by the Ross and Marianna Beach Foundation, the Western Kansas
Community Foundation, and Jostens. Support for Museum on Main Street has
been provided by the United States Congress.

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