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The Coal Miner - Springfield, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 47.941 W 089° 39.213
16S E 272816 N 4408818
Quick Description: Sculpture dedicated to the coal miners of Illinois on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2010 8:36:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XWF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member utahpq
Views: 5

Long Description:

Sculpture of a coal miner wearing overalls and hat with a pit lamp. He is carrying a pick over his shoulder. Below the sculpture is plaque inscribed:

"The Coal Miner"

True--He plays no grandstand role in life
But, his importance is vital, great and just;
For without his toil in earth caverns deep,
Civilization would soon crumble into the dust!

A.D. 1964        From his poem - Vachel Davis

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Coal Miner

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: John J. Szaton

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: October 16, 1964

Materials used: Bronze on a granite base.

Location: Illinois State Capitol, East lawn

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