Amazon Army

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. The women's march made headlines across the nation and the New York Times christened them the "Amazon Army."

The women, mostly immigrants from southeast Europe, were effective and halted work in the mines for three days.

Visit AmazonArmy.com for more information.

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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