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A Century of People Step Out to Support Blair Mountain

Over 100 people gathered to rally in support of Blair Mountain this past Labor Day weekend. Blair Mountain is the site of the famous battle waged by coal miners in 1921 to unionize in support of better conditions in the coalfields. It is the location of what is considered the largest civil uprising in the U.S. since the Civil War.

The controversy over the listing and then subsequent delisting of the battlefield as a historic site has been ongoing since the 1980s. Status as a historic site would protect Blair Mountain from the destructive mountaintop removal coal mining that so many of West Virginia’s mountains have suffered. Let’s keep rallying to protect Blair Mountain!

Visit the Friends of Blair Mountain website to get involved and help protect Blair Mountain.




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