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Marion Folklore: Springhill Mine Disaster (48) RE: Folklore: Springhill Mine Disaster 27 Oct 08

After reading the article I quoted above, I wondered who Caleb Rushton was and why he was in the Seeger song rather than Maurice Ruddick. I found this link (a PDF). It's a song written by Ruddick's daughter, Val Macdonald, as well as a one-page article stating that there were two miners leading the singing and that Rushton got more attention (including the Seeger song) than Ruddick because of race.


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