The story begins with the early leaders in the towns of New Straitsville, Shawnee, Corning and Rendville with the idealism and legacy of the Knights of Labor. It is followed by leadership struggles and progress leading to the formation of the United Mine Workers of America in 1890.
Living history characters will portray union organizers, and local historians will engage participants in consideration of the value of labor and the lessons from this story that are applicable in contemporary America.
Lunch in Shawnee and dinner in Logan is included with this tour that begins and ends at the Old Dutch Restaurant in Logan. Register on-line at by here or contact the Little Cities of Black Diamonds at 740-394-3011 or via e-mail as email@example.com. Cost is $115 for for non-members and $95 for Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council members. Transportation, snacks, lunch and dinner are included in tour fee.
Stories of National Significance