Preserving History, Protecting Health, and Building Economy
Location of the largest labor insurrection in US History
Education and outreachBlair Mountain has a rich and unique history
Water Samples taken around Blair, WV
The on-going battle for Blair Mountain
Fighting for a sustainable future in Central Appalachia
Towards a Brighter Future
Celebrate the History of Blair Mountain: Join the Struggle
Ninety-one years ago, the town of Blair was packed with coalminers fighting in the largest labor uprising in US history. Just a few feet away from where we live in Blair today is an old stone foundation of the railroad depot. In 1921, this would have been bustling with grim miners set on attacking an army backed by coal operators and machine guns.
Citizens demand Big Banks stop funding MTR at Blair Mountain
Without financing from banks like Morgan Stanley, companies such as Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources would not be able to engage in the destructive and harmful practice of Mountaintop Removal mining. See our press statement and pictures from today's event!
It is time to demand that these financial institutions be held accountable for the human rights violations they are engaged in. We will be rallying at Morgan Stanley’s branch in Charleston in order to demand that they live up to their promise to ‘do the right thing‘.
Adkins Fork Campaign - Sign Our Petition
Currently we are fending off six different permits that would impact the battlefield and the communities around it. Our biggest struggle is with the Adkins Fork permit, which is situated in the heart of the battlefield and right above the headwaters of the town of Blair. The Adkins Fork permit is currently up for renewal, and we have mounted a major campaign to block this permit. Sign our petition, watch the video, and take further actions to save this important place.
We are a grassroots organization based in Blair, WV, dedicated to preserving Blair Mountain, building a sustainable future here in Blair, and providing education about the rich heritage of Blair Mountain.
E-mail: blairheritage (at) gmail (dot) com
Mailing: Blair Mountain Heritage Alliance PO Box 21 Blair, WV 25022