Originally Posted by RFS62
And the Matewan Massacre, subject of John Sayles' great film "Matewan", was about the mine operators bringing in Baldwin-Felts enforcers to rub out the union organizers. The locals are as pro-union as any place on earth.
Yep. I wouldn't advise anyone going to Matewan and making negative comments about the United Mine Workers union.
I graduated from Wayne High. We never played Matewan, but we used to easily defeat Burch in football. We haven't played the Burch Bulldogs in years, so I assume the high school now has a very small enrollment.