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Rednecks and Heritage Tourism in Yes! Magazine

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

People Celebrating the 2015 Grand Opening of WV Mine Wars Museum

The room was wall-to-wall rednecks: dust-smudged coal miners, grandmas in flowery dresses, mussy-haired young punks, and old-timers in union ball caps. The red bandannas they wore around their necks spoke of a radical history you won’t read about in the average American history book. This colorful crew of about 500 souls had traveled from neighboring hollers and all over the country to mark the grand opening of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, which I helped launch last weekend in the coalfields of Appalachia. I wrote about it, and the potential for heritage tourism, in Yes! Magazine.

READ ABOUT IT IN YES! MAGAZINE

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