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Thread #30585   Message #393509
Posted By: GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo
08-Feb-01 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: coal mining songs
Subject: RE: coal mining songs
There are several songs extant (and a film or two) about the Molly Maguires, the Irish-American miners' union that may or may not have terrorized the mine owners in SW Pennsylvania. Is that close enough to West VA for you? :) If you're looking for anecdotes, Conan Doyle wrote one of his Sherlock Holmes mysteries about a Molly Maguire-style organisation. I think it was "The Sign of Four."

Jennifer