Bull Moose Special

The Bull Moose Special is the name given to the armored train that Quinn Morton, a Kanawha County coal operator and a group of Baldwin-Felts Detectives drove through a tent colony of striking miners and their families during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike. While driving through, Morton, the detectives, and the deputies opened fire on the colony with machine guns and high powered rifles, killing one miner and injuring several others. The incident was one in a series of events that led to a declaration of martial law in the strike zone. The same machine guns that were used in this incident were then transferred over to Colorado, where they were once again used to fire upon city colonies.

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Ludlow Miners

This is a picture of striking miners from the American West from 1914. While this is not a part of the history of Blair Mountain, this does provide a good look at how some of the men at Blair might have looked during the battle.

Published in: on June 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm  Comments Off on Ludlow Miners  
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