I have watched with interest the ongoing battles concerning Blair Mountain in West Virginia. This mountain and its people just won't give up.
Bless their hearts.
I began to study the history of this mountain, beginning with an article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain
I saw the images of the battle that raged back in August and September of 1921. What I did not know was that my own father played a part.
He was a boy, not even 10 years old. Let me quote from his own writings: