Illinois town OKs cemetery excavation in search for remains of scab...
Illinois town OKs cemetery excavation in search for remains of scab mine workers slaughtered in infamous 1922 labor dispute bloodbath The Herrin Massacre in southern Illinois saw the slaying of 18 strike breaking miners at the hands of several hundred striking workers over the course of less than 24 hours The tragic massacre came at a time of rapid ... (more)
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#1 Oct 17, 2013
My grandparents grew up in Herrin. I heard about that tragic 24 hr period that has gone down in history. I read "Bloody Williamson" which describes the strike and other tragedies of the time. It is important to separate fact from fiction for the current town, as well as decendants of those involved.
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