Fascinating to listen to stories from this former miner at the Maryland Iron Festival, near Cunningham Falls State Park.
Learned about the incredibly tough and dangerous working conditions in the mines.
He said everyone he knew who worked in the mines is already dead.
Working hundreds of feet underground, in the pitch black and dust, in cramped spaces of only 30" high, and with dangerous mining tools and explosives all for $75 per day.
This song is about the miners protesting for better wages and safer working conditions.
And if not, no more “fire in the hole!” ;-)
(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)