Blair Pathways project is multi-media project, the aim of which is to tell the story of the West Virginia Mine Wars (1900-1921). Learn More…
The CD features 20 tracks along with a fold-out map. Track numbers coordinate to the geographic sites of each historic moment. Learn More…
Friends of Blair Mountain (FOBM) has utilized archaeologists, historians and local knowledge to rebuild the story of Blair. Learn More…
By SaraLynchT on February 3, 2013
Hello all! This winter I have been developing a presentation on the history of the Mine Wars. The show is a mix of talk, song and slideshow. I sing and play a mix of music from the CD and other songs and poems I came across in my research for Blair [...]
By SaraLynchT on November 17, 2012
Arch Coal is attempting to renew a permit to mine Blair Mountain, WV in the heart of the Battlefield!
In order to protest and possibly stop the renewal of this mine permit, it’s important for folks like you to send letters to the WV Department of Environmental Protection. You can read more about what’s [...]
By SaraLynchT on October 30, 2012
This is a great review of the Blair Pathways CD that we just received from songwriter/rabble-rouser David Rovics:
“This is the best compilation CD I’ve heard in years. What a fantastic collection of songs and instrumentals that powerfully evoke the epic conflict in the West Virginia mines as well as the rich cultural [...]
By SaraLynchT on October 25, 2012
It has been a powerful fall, with the passing of anti-MTR activist Larry Gibson, and his subsequent memorial. For those of you who haven’t heard of Larry, he was a persistent and emotive force in the fight to end mountain-top removal and coal extraction in Appalachia. He motivated countless people [...]
By SaraLynchT on October 22, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release of the Blair Pathways CD: A Musical Exploration of America’s Largest Labor Uprising
This fall marks the 92nd Anniversary of the March to Blair Mountain in West Virginia, a coal-field uprising of over 10,000. Rivaled only in scope [...]
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