About: Appalachian Coal Mining Towns
The. Drugs. Are. Every ,where not just here popcorn. Was a. Cool. Dude. Proud. To. Be from the. Mountains
Did anyone else think of Tennessee Ernie Ford? It took me forever to find out what he meant about the 'company store'. It's something none of us should ever forget along with Mother Mary Harris.
Depleted earth syndrome
The dilapidated building you called a mill was actually the Bad Order Car shop where light repairs were done. Heavy repairs were done down in the Terra Alta yard across from the station. The platforms that you were looking at were the LCL (Less than Car Load) platforms. The B&O RR specialized in this form of freight because there were numerous businesses in Preston County WV in need of such transport.
Nice photos annoying music
You can visit a genuine coal mining "Patch Town" that still has a few people living there but it is now an open air "living history" museum in Eckley, Pennsylvania (near Hazleton) in the northeastern part of the state. Many of the small towns are literally dying with empty store fronts and no jobs for the younger people, but a few have re-invented themselves hand have become charming weekend destinations with great restaurants, cafes, shops, and lively main streets: Jim Thorpe, PA and Pittston, PA are two examples.
The trees are growing back. Soon this will be a forest again, restoring the oxygen to the atmosphere and absorbing the cabon dioxide pollution from burning the coal.
popcorn Sutton kept these ol' miners happy.....!!! ;-) rip ...you Legend...!!!
You should Please name Them
Great video, do you have the names or locations of some of the places. Id like to visit some of them.
What a treat to see Millie Thompson Stallard in the film of Upper Pond Creek.....she and her husband (Darwin) were my parents best friends in the 20's and 30's...they spent many week-ends camping out on the banks of the Levisa River and near Gilbert, WV fishing and swimming. It would have been nice if Millie could have related some of her adventures on the video....she lived to be in her 100's.......Peggy Rengers King
Talk about inappropriate music for a theme! I had to mute it out.
Coal never did for America what oil has done for the UAE.
the coal companies left an awful mess and a lot of destruction of water pollution and land destruction ponds created to hold coal waste that is so toxic that the trees have died all around coal company housing that had no sewage disposal except dumping raw sewage into a near by creek and people still inhabit a lot of these old company houses and still put sewage into the creeks and rivers the coal companies were all from out of state and didn't care how bad they destroyed this state in the pursuit of getting rich not only has coal polluted this planet it has also done great harm and damage to the states environment
Sad to see the places of so many old railway photographs reduced as well
can u find diamonds in a coal mine?
Automation killed coal mining. The past 30 years have seen heavy equipment operators doing the jobs of hundreds of miners. The processing plants, and coal handling has become automated also. Few men are needed to get the same or greater tonnage. It is the progression of the industry, and the death of a workforce.
Why don't they give the names of these towns
Narrow 2 lane roads
I yes to drive trucks for Sherwin Williams. And I delivered to hazard and Pikeville Ky.
Cold truck skidded down side of my trailer. .1970s. .
And drove in there when the coal strike was going on..