The Battle To Preserve Blair Mountain
Last year, weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz visited Blair Mountain in West Virginia. In 1921, Blair Mountain was the site of a ten-day battle between coal company supporters and miners trying to unionize the coal fields of southern West Virginia. It is considered the largest armed insurrection in this country since the Civil War. Since then, the battle has been over the preservation of the mountain. Raz checks in with West Virginia native Doug Estepp to find out what has happened at the site over the last year.