Lecture Series: Cliftonville Mine Riot

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Presented by Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella PA

Jul 13
Lecture Series: Cliftonville Mine Riot

Join Meadowcroft for a special program featuring a series of presentations that will separate the facts from myths and mysteries surrounding the Cliftonville Mine Riot, a significant, yet obscure, event in Western Pennsylvania’s history.

In the early morning of July 17, 1922, as the nation was nearing the fourth month of a coal miners’ strike, an unknown number of unionized miners, estimated to be between 300 and 500 strong, crossed the border from Avella, Pa. into West Virginia with the intent of stopping nonunion miners from working at the Saledka Mine in the small mining town of Cliftonville.

By 7 a.m., at least 13 men were dead, including Brooke County Sheriff H.H. Duval, an unknown number of men were wounded, and the

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Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312

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