Each number on this map correlates to the track numbers found on the Blair Pathways CD. You can click on any track number to listen to music samples and link to a historic essay. As the listener travels forward in time, beginning with early 19th-century coal extraction and ending with modern-day strip mining on Blair, each essay explores the chosen music music piece and its connection to a relevant moment in the West Virginia Mine Wars.


Download the Complete Historical Narrative:  Blair Mountain Narrative.pdf

Narrative Map Big Sandy River Charles Town, Jefferson Co. Kanawha River Marmet Boomer March Route New River Field Whipple Company Store Logan County Logan Field Matewan Tug River Welch Sharples Recent Strip Mining Blair Mountain Paint Creek Mucklow Holly Grove Pratt C & O Railroad Crooked Creek Gap Mingo County

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