Virden Mine War Tour–an Epic Story

Virden Mine War Tour–an Epic Story

While she often said that “my home is my shoes” Mother Jones stayed in Illinois frequently on her travels across the United States from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Available Now: The Virden Mine War Tour through Vamonde. Please note: You can view this as a website tour, or as a smartphone tour. You can opt out of any information sharing by scrowling down. The overview of the tour is discussed below. Coming soon: an e-book of the tour available at this page.

Description: Walking Tour of a dramatic moment in Illinois labor history, in the small town of Virden Illinois, on old Illinois Route 66. Off the beaten track, but close to I-55, take a tour of where coal barons and miners engaged in a war over workers rights. Written by Rosemary Feurer. Assistance from Mark Raupp.  Graphic art work by Sophia Varcados, Kate Klimut. Funded by a grant from Illinois Humanities and the Government of Ireland as well as individual donations. If you’d like to see more of this, let us know.

Copyright Rosemary Feurer and Mother Jones Heritage Project, 2018.