On This Day
in West Virginia History...

On February 7, 1913, mine guards, operator Quinn Morton, and Kanawha County Sheriff Bonner Hill boarded an armored train known as the "Bull Moose Special." That evening, they attacked a miners' tent colony at Holly Grove on Paint Creek.

Learn more:
Testimony of Bonner Hill
Testimony of Quinn Morton
Testimony of Maud Estep
West Virginia's Mine Wars
"Eugene V. Debs in West Virginia, 1913: A Reappraisal"
Document-Based Questions

February 7: Moundsville-McMechen streetcar

On This Day in West Virginia History: February

West Virginia Archives and History