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HISTORY of LOGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
This volume, History Of Logan County, West Virginia, is an especially important work. The book, which was penned in 1927 by respected Logan resident and journalist G.T. Swain, paints a vivid picture of a rugged and often lawless region in bygone days.
Inside this cover, Swain’s text is offered exactly as it was first published in the second decade of the twentieth century. The story of the earliest pioneers and settlers is given, along with the moving story of Princess Aracoma. The formation of the counties of Logan and Mingo is described, as well as the development of local government in amazing detail.
The author shares his account of the story of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. He also writes about Logan’s war record. The history of the local coal industry is recorded along with the emergence of the timber business. Several chapters are devoted to a graphic account of the mine wars—days when angry mobs of coalminers marched against Logan County.
It is our hope here at Woodland Press that through this undertaking, you, the reader, will discover a great resource of Logan County and West Virginia history. Through reading this text, we trust you will be inspired to dig even deeper into this area’s colorful and rich past.
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