On This Day
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Headline, Grafton Riot

On June 26, 1909, a riot erupted in Grafton in which several traveling horsemen, mistaken for B&O Railroad employees working during a strike of machinists against the company, were attacked.

Learn more:
"Riot and Bloodshed on the City Streets" (Grafton Riot)
"Machinists Explain Their Side of the Riot of Saturday Night" (Grafton Riot)
"Barrett and Handley Held for Their Appearance Before Next Grand Jury" (Grafton Riot)

On This Day in West Virginia History: June

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