Shawnee, Ohio: Coal Miner Statue

The bronze miner kneels on one foot, leaning slightly backward, wielding a pick. Early mine shafts were too small to stand upright.

116 Main St., Shawnee, OH
At the intersection of OH-93 and OH-155, drive north into town on 2nd St., turn left onto Main St., and you'll see the statue on the right.
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Coal Miner Statue

The coal miner statue was sculpted by well-known Ohio artist Alan Cottrill (who has an RA POI under Zanesville, Ohio). It was dedicated on Sept. 3, 2011. The statue depicts a miner leaning slightly backward, wielding a pick. This pose was chosen since early mine shafts were not very high and miners had to kneel and squat to do their work.

[signmanjoe, 03/05/2021]

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