Hocking Valley Miner
2011 / Alan Cottrill / Shawnee
This bronze sculpture was created to honor both the Knights of Labor movement that helped unionize the Hocking Valley coal miners in the 1870s and the workers themselves. It depicts a life-sized miner kneeling on one leg, his face turned towards the sky with a pick axe held over his shoulder, ready to strike the coal beneath. There are a few different symbols included on the base referencing the ideals of the KOL organization as well as a tribute to the local chapter of the KOL. It was dedicated September 3, 2011.