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Coal miner Carol Bain. Courtesy of Charleston Newspapers.
Coal miner Carol Bain. Courtesy of Charleston Newspapers.


On June 22, 1984, the Sixth Annual Conference on Women Miners began its 3-day meeting in Charleston.

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"Life underground is improving for women miners with jobs"
"UMW officers encourage women" (Women Miners)
"Maternity/paternity leave to be key issue in talks" (Women Miners)


On June 22, 1886, Rev. J. P. Thatcher, noted minister and Town Sergeant of Moundsville was murdered while attempting to make an arrest.

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Newspaper Articles


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