COAL MINING LINKS



WEST VIRGINIA MINER - 1920

Mining conditions and equipment were primitive in the early years of the century. Horses, mules, goats, dogs, and even children were used to haul coal from the underground before modern machinery was developed.

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  • There are many vintage pictures included on the links A Pictorial Walk Through The 20th Century "Honoring the U.S. Miner" & Mining Disaster Exhibition. The pictures were collected and organized by historian, Jane DeMarchi of Beckley.

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  • The official site of best-selling author Homer Hickam from Coalwood, WV. who wrote Rocket Boys that was later made into a movie called October Sky.

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  • An excellent account of the Coal Mining History hosted by Gracie Stover

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  • McDowell County History hosted by Elbert "Dizzy" L. Harris who includes many mining links

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  • Hosted by by Benita Cyphers which covers information on War, WV and stories of folklore

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  • Hosted by Ian Winstanley covering England's mining history

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  • Hosted by Roger Philpot from Harland, KY>


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