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Site of the Cliftonville Riot


On July 17, 1922, striking miners launched an attack on the Brooke County community of Cliftonville.

Learn more:
"Officers Defended Coal Mine Against Overwhelming Odds"
"Italian Gov't Interested In Trial Of Miners"
"Believe Two Dead In Ruin Of The Tipple"
"Woman Eyewitness Tells Of Cliftonville Battle"
"Kaminski On Trial For Murder Of Sheriff"
Sources on the Cliftonville Riot


On This Day in West Virginia History: July