Today in Labor History

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May 19, 1920

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After illegally evicting miners from Stone Mountain Coal Company housing in Matewan, WV, Baldwin Felts detective agents attempt to leave town.  Following a confrontation with police chief and union supporter Sid Hatfield and others, a gun battle ensued.  Seven agents and several townspeople were killed.  (Photo:  Sid Hatfield)

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