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Images from the 2001 WVAPSS Annual Meeting

Williamson, West Virginia


Site of the famous Matewan shootout between miners trying to organize a union and coal company detectives sent to evict the striking miner's families from company houses.


Doug Boyer (l) and Ron Estepp (r) discussing the Matewan shootout


Ron Estepp (l) and Skip Bell (r) discussing the Matewan shootout


A memorial to a lawman for the town of Matewan and was one of the pro-union gunfighters during the gunfight with detectives. He was later assassinated on the steps of the Welch Courthouse by mine company detectives.


Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (The Coal House).


Mountain top removal


Mountain top removal


Mountain top removal


Mountain top removal


Reclaimed mine land


Reclaimed mine land


Reclaimed mine land


WVAPSS investigates a mine soil


A horse pasture on reclaimed mine land


A furniture factory on reclaimed mine land

 
   
 
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