The Site of the Jacob Coxey Home
Follow the blue arrows on the signs as you walk
On your right, where the Shearer’s parking lot is now located, the home of “General” Jacob Coxey stood. Coxey gained national fame in 1893 during a severe financial depression, when he orchestrated the nation’s first protest march. He gathered what he called an army of unemployed men to gain attention for two Congressional Bills he instigated—precursors to the interstate highway system and welfare. Unsuccessful, he was not deterred. He ran for public office eleven times on six different tickets, but was elected only once, as Massillon’s Mayor in 1931.
Directions: Keep walking in the same direction, toward Lincoln Way East, to the corner of Federal Avenue Northeast.