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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Blizzard

 
 
William Blizzard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
1. William Blizzard Marker
Inscription. Born in Kanawha County on 19 September 1892. Began work as a miner at age ten, and served as field organizer, UMWA. Noted as leader of 1921 Armed March. Indicted for treason but later acquitted. President of District 17 and vice-president of West Virginia Federation of Labor. Retired to Putnam County farm in 1955. Died on 31 July 1958.
 
Erected 2007 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 20.586′ N, 81° 37.845′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Kanawha Boulevard and Morris Street, on the left when traveling south on Kanawha Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Clendenin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Lee (about 700 feet away); First Gas Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Block (approx. half a mile away); State Capitol (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Block (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kanawha Riflemen (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related markers.
William Blizzard image. Click for full size.
circa 1921
2. William Blizzard
Blizzard is seated
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. William Blizzard was tried for treason in Charles Town
 
Categories. Labor UnionsNotable Persons
 
UMWA District 17 Office image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
3. UMWA District 17 Office
 
 
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