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Carbondale.1 City (1990 pop. 27,033), Jackson co., S Ill.; inc. 1869. It is a railroad division point and the retail center of a coal-mining and farming area. Southern Illinois Univ. is a major employer. Memorial Day was inaugurated (1868) in Carbondale by Gen. John LoganLogan, John Alexander,
1826–86, American politician, Union general in the Civil War, b. Murphysboro, Ill. He fought in the Mexican War and practiced law in Illinois. A Democrat who supported Stephen A.
..... Click the link for more information. . Giant City State Park and a wildlife refuge are nearby. 2 City (1990 pop. 10,664), Lackawanna co., NE Pa., on the Lackawanna River; inc. 1851. A former coal-mining center, it now has diversified manufacturing. Terence PowderlyPowderly, Terence Vincent,
1849–1924, American labor leader, b. Carbondale, Pa. Apprenticed in a machine shop, he joined (1871) the Machinists and Blacksmiths National Union, becoming its president in 1872.
..... Click the link for more information. , the labor leader, was born there.