In walking & driving around the Coal Mining town of Shenandoah, I happen to see this Historical marker placed on the side of a back street.
Here it shows what happened here many years ago, that most people don’t know about. During the early day’s of when Coal was King in this area, there were a few strikes against the Coal Companies. Ones like this one got a little nasty, because the working condition’s in the Mines must have been bad. Hundreds of Miners went on strike to have their demands met. At some of them, Miners were killed by shootings or beat to death. They fought for what they thought was right. It probably was. I don’t really know if all this happened right at this spot, but it was sure to be close by. There was nothing else here to show what happened in this area, except this sign to show for all to know.
There was some more things I’ve noticed. Like I stated in my previous Blog about Shenandoah, there were a number of abandoned & burned out homes. Seems that for some reason there were many structure fires. Just why, I don’t really know. Maybe because the homes are old and caught fire for either one reason or another.
Here’s some more. However, with this it looks as if the whole block almost went up in flames. This one involved some other homes. Don’t have any clue which one started the whole thing, but I’ll bet this was a real mess to put out. These buildings just might be torn down. Going to take a lot to rebuild.
On my way Home, I saw this abandoned building. I have no idea what it used to be, but it’s another neglected piece of History that no one seems to care about.
On a side note, I apologize for all the stupid wires that I just can’t avoid when shooting these Images. Going to learn how to make them disappear.
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