Bull Moose Special
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N 38° 11.442 W 081° 23.732
17S E 465363 N 4227047
A sign describing what a Bull Moose Special is and how it was used.
Waymark Code: WMY2RJ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Bull Moose Special

Armor~plated train used against striking miners during the Paint Creek~Cabin Creek Strike. On February 7, 1913, coal operator Quin Morton, Sheriff Bonner Hill, several railroad men and deputies, armed with rifles and machine guns, rode train through miners' tent colony at Holly Grove. They opened fire, killing UMWA miner Cesco Esteop.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Bull Moose Special

Marker Location: County Rt 83, sotuh of Rt61

County or Independent City: Holly Grove, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2010

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