Coal and Steel [virtual] Library at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
The Coal Miner
on the grounds of the Illinois State House-Springfield.
State Representative Paul Powell introduced a bill to create a monument to honor Illinois coal miners at the urging of miner, poet and artist Vachel Davis.
The statue commemorates the more than 9,000 Illinois coal miners who have lost their lives in mine accidents over the past 130 years prior to 1964.The statue was modeled after Davis' famous painting and dedicated on October 16, 1964.
Sculptor: John Szaton