@Maryland Iron Festival (Catoctin Furnace)

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)

Two Asses and A Horse

Thought this was an interesting saying that I heard:

Two asses can’t sit on one horse.

Maybe a less eloquent way of saying that two kings can’t sit on one throne!

But the imagery of the first one is funnier!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)