Crafting Your Experience

Mother Jones Heritage Project

Virden Mine War Tour

Tour of a dramatic moment in labor history, in the small town of Virden Illinois, on old Illinois Route 66. Off the beaten track, but close to I-55, take a tour of where coal barons and miners engaged in a war over workers rights. Written by Rosemary Feurer, with assistance from Mark Raupp. Graphic art work by Sophia Varcados, Kate Klimut. Funded by a grant from Illinois Humanities and the Government of Ireland as well as individual donations. If you'd like to see more of this, let us know. Copyright Rosemary Feurer and Mother Jones Heritage Project.

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