Cutting Horses for Sale near Virden, IL

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Quarter Horse Mare
Belle is a 13 year old AQHA certifyed Quarter Horse mare. She is fully trai..
Springfield, Illinois
Chestnut
Quarter Horse
Mare
18
Springfield, IL
IL
$900
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About Virden,IL

Virden sits atop a large seam of coal. After the 1850s, when the Chicago and Alton railroad was completed, it became possible to mine Virden coal and ship it long distances for a profit. Throughout the second half of the 1800s, Virden prospered and grew as a coal-mining town. A bitter coal strike broke out in 1898. The Chicago-Virden Coal Company, fearing loss of key business in Chicago, refused to allow its Virden mines to be unionized, nor would it pay the nonunionized miners union-scale wages.