Battle of Blair Mountain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 37° 52.468 W 081° 49.991
17S E 426723 N 4192214
Quick Description: A sign telling us about the battle between striking coal miners and the U.S. Army.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 5:17:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ0E6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 9

Long Description:
Battle of Blair Mt.

In Aug. of 1921, 7000 striking miners led by Bill Blizzard met at Marmet for a march on Logan to organize the southern coalfields for the UMWA. Reaching Blair Mt. on Aug. 31, they were repelled by deputies and mine guards, under Sheriff Don Chafin, waiting in fortified positions. The five-day battle ended with the arrival of U.S. Army and Air Corps. UMWA organizing efforts in southern WV were halted until 1933.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Battle of Blair Mountain

Marker Location: South of Rt 17.

County or Independent City: Blair, WV

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2002

Web Site: Not listed

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