Pottsville, Pennsylvania: Giant Monument to Loser Henry Clay

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Address:
S. 2nd St., Pottsville, PA
Directions:
From S. Centre St. turn west onto W. Union St. and then left onto S. 2nd St. Follow S. 2nd St. up the hill and bear left. When you reach the curve you'll see the monument on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Henry Clay.

Giant Monument to Loser Henry Clay

We revere Henry Clay as a three-time presidential-hopeful loser, but Pottsville loved the guy for his protectionist tariffs to repel foreign coal.

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Henry Clay monument.

Henry Clay Monument

Statue of Henry Clay. You can see this from Route 61 as you drive past Pottsville, or you can visit it up close by driving down S. 2nd Street.

[Cynthia Rychwalski, 05/15/2014]

Henry Clay, a 19th century Senator, was popular in Pottsville because his protectionist tariffs made local coal more valuable.

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