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Old 11-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by intothenew
Cool thread, here's my first submission.

Location: WV 17, approximately 8 miles east of Logan between Ethel and Blair



Located in the heart of coal country, then and now. I ride this area at least one time a year with the wife and friends.

I hope that everyone who participates realizes these are more than just photo sights. Many lives have been lost, and individuals sacrificed more than we can comprehend at many of these locations.

The above marker represents an event that shaped the coal mining industry and labor laws in an astounding way ! I researched this event for months, and spent three days finding the associated landmarks. I stood in the trenches the company regulators used to shoot hard working, mistreated miners, and chills ran through me.

Not trying to discourage finding the markers, but take the time to understand their meaning and signifiance to West Virginia.
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