On October 1, 1952, violence broke out in Widen, the scene of a bitter 15-month coal strike.
"Strikers Block Mine at Widen"
"Widen Miner Killed, Two Wounded"
"UMW Gives Up At Widen"
Sources on the Widen Coal Strike of 1952-53
Union Leaflet Explaining Why Widen Miners Should Join the United Mine Workers (Blizzard Collection)
Sample Ballot for Collective Bargaining Vote, Elk River Coal and Lumber Company, Widen (Blizzard Collection)
On This Day in West Virginia History: October