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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"


Last streetcar between Moundsville and McMechen

Street car service between Moundsville and McMechen ended on February 7, 1941.

Learn more:
"Trolley 'Graveyard Run' Ends Long, Colorful Era In City Transportation"
"Ceremony Marks Bus Inaugural"
"200 Jam Cars In Farewell to Trolley Line"


On This Day in West Virginia History: February

West Virginia Archives and History