Ashland Boys' Association
N 40° 47.021 W 076° 20.233
18T E 387169 N 4515604
Quick Description: The Ashland Boys' Association (A.B.A.) PHMC historical marker is sentimentally placed at the base of the Mothers' Memorial statue in Ashland, PA. The Mothers' Memorial became the A.B.A. legacy - An American Icon and a symbol of motherhood in the U.S.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2015 4:26:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMP3M5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
Widespread job loss in Pennsylvania’s anthracite region in the late 19th century led many Ashland "boys" to seek employment elsewhere. Strong attachment to the miners' former hometown prompted formation of the A.B.A. c. 1900. Until 1976, the A.B.A. held Labor Day homecoming celebrations and during the Great Depression raised funds for the WPA-built Mothers' Memorial. It symbolizes abiding affection for family and community felt here and in the industrial US.
Marker Name: Ashland Boys' Association

County: Schuylkill

Date Dedicated: 8/31/2013

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Mothers' Memorial and Welcome Home Plaza, North Hoffman Blvd., Ashland

Category: Coal, Ethnic & Immigration, Labor

Website: Not listed

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