Meet Mother Jones of Adelphi

Mother_Jones_02Mary Harris Jones, known as the labor activist  Mother Jones, moved to a friend’s farm in Adelphi in her later years, at the intersection of Riggs and Powder Mill.   Considered “the most dangerous woman in America” for her ability to lead workers on strike when she “crooks her finger,”  her legacy lives on at the Mother Jones Elementary  School, located on the exact spot where she lived and died.

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