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Mossy in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mossy

Paint Creek Scenic Trail

 

—Raleigh, Fayette, & Kanawha Counties, WV —

 
Paint Creek Scenic Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. Paint Creek Scenic Trail Map
Inscription. 1913-Union organizer Mary "Mother" Jones imprisoned in Pratt.

1913-Approximate location of the striking miners tent colony that was fired on by mine guards wielding a machine gun mounted on the "Bull Moose" special train

1919-7 miners are killed in an explosion of the Weirwood Coal Mine.

1920-Striking miners terrorize Willis Branch with gunfire and destroy the mining complex with dynamite.

1989-Striking miners bombed the coal mine at Milburn, WV.

1990's-The last company store operating in West Virginia was the Imperial Collieries Store in Burwell.

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Paint Creek Origin

It’s unique name has a history of its own. Records show the name Paint Creek goes back as far as 1774, named after the many painted pictographs on trees found on its banks. The creek was use as a thoroughfare for travel between eastern settlements by numerous American Indian tribes. Using the pictographs, they passed along information on war, hunting, and settlements.
 
Erected by Paint Creek Scenic Trail.
 
Location. 37° 58.535′ N, 81° 17.005′ W. Marker is in Mossy, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Bishop Ranch
Paint Creek Scenic Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Paint Creek Scenic Trail Association
2. Paint Creek Scenic Trail Map
(West Virginia Route 612) and Milburn Road (County Route 1/5), on the right when traveling east on Bishop Ranch. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scarbro WV 25917, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rebirth of Paint Creek (here, next to this marker); Coal Camp History (here, next to this marker); Oakwood Mine Complex (approx. 5.1 miles away); Glen Jean Athletic Club (approx. 7.7 miles away); Indirect Firing (approx. 10.2 miles away); Vandalia Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Thurmond’s Decline (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Heart of Town (approx. 11.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mossy.
 
More about this marker. The map was "Drawn By: Chris Dellamea" with a "Scale: 1" = 1 Mile"

On the upper right are photos depicting Native American painting a pictogram Top photo by Doug Wood, Bottom photo by Kirk Sullens
 
Also see . . .  Paint Creek Scenic Trail. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsNative Americans
 
Mossy Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
3. Mossy Kiosk
Milburn Rd on Upper Paint Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
4. Milburn Rd on Upper Paint Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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