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The Mine Wars

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Apr 18, 1912

Miners along Paint Creek and Cabin Creek walked off their jobs beginning the Mine Wars

Jan 30, 1920

Frank Keeney announced his intention to unionize the remainder of southern West Virginia coal mines


The Battle of the Tug erupted in Mingo County with three days of unabated violence

May 19, 1920

The Matewan Massacre occurred

May 12, 1921

First shots were fired in the Battle of the Tug

Aug 01, 1921

Sid Hatfield and Ed Chambers were shot and murdered by Baldwin-Felts detectives at McDowell County Courthouse in Welch

Aug 24, 1921

The Miners' March began

Other events that happened on or around August 24, 1921


The Mine Wars ended

Other events that happened on or around 1922

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