About: Bloody Harlan
We lived in Highsplint Coal Camp. Most of my uncles, my papaw Dave Boggs and my daddy Fred Duncan worked there in the mines. Life was hard but all the people there was like family.
Screw a damn union the workers do not own the company. If they wanna call the shots then start a company and sign the out going checks.
Well, at least we lived to actually see a coal operator go to prison if only for a year.
" Oh Brother where Art thou
People should understand that the term REDNECK came from the Union,, the wearing of a red bandana around ones neck signified union membership,,,,
My Daddy was born in Mary Ellen, a little mining camp. They moved to Harlan in the 40's. Is there anyone who remembers, from relatives long since dead, of a preacher named Happy Tom Brooks or of a crazy as Hell Marshal named Cody Long?
empire,beware of the religion.
Portal 31 tour exceptional. Fun people in Lynch/Benham too.
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!!
I which I was born back then
Proud to say this old boy was a coal miner. I didnt get the chance to work union , they were all gone before i was of age. But my hat is off to the men and women that formed the union. In the words of a Harlan county natve songwriter " which side are you on" , the answer to that question these days is , the side that is going to feed my family.
My uncle was a scab boss in Harlan, KY in the 1970's. He is named in the "Documentary". Meanest, baddest man I ever knew, besides my Dad.Scared the shit out of me.
Still does. And he's been dead for years.
YALL DONT KNOW NOTHING
My great-grandfathers and a grandfather were miners in McDowell County, West Virginia. They all died before I was born, but learning about their lives and that of miners today, YES I agree that the Union has helped them, but should help. If you really understand about coal, it does more than just keep the lights on, it is the base for the entire infrastructure of this country. Coal = steel = buildings = cars = consumer goods = roads = jobs = the electricity to run the internet on which people come on here to comment negatively about the coal mining industry. Thank a coal miner for the coal that helped build your roads and your buildings. Without the roads, train tracks, air planes or shipping, without trucks, cars, ships or planes, you would not have food on your table. Think about that one. Yes, farmers grow it, but with a steel tractor, and ship it with a steel truck or on steel tracks. You have a job because in some way coal has made it possible.
Thank all of you coal miners, without you, this country wouldn't be what it is.
is that Con Philpot in the yellow shirt?
My family fought in the coal wars, in both Harlan KY and Matewan WV.
fills my hart every time xxx
People like Don Blankenship who are currently hiding from prosecution need to be given long prison sentences; (Massey CEO who killed 29 men in the Long Branch mine). The lawmakers who are hiding him also need to be taken to task.