Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History ...

COAL MINING IN APPALACHIA. The Southern Appalachian region has long been one of the largest sources of coal in the world. For generations, miners have been digging and blasting their way into the rugged mountains of Kentucky, ia, Tennessee and Alabama to …

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Stepping into the Mine Wars – Appalachian Voices

2016-6-14 · In the early 1900s in West ia, many towns were wholly owned by the coal operators. Miners rented company-owned houses and were paid in scrip, which could only be exchanged at the company store. Coal bosses also employed private, armed mine guards …

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Website Documents Kentucky Coal Company Towns | History

2014-3-31 · by Keith Hautala, Shane Barton (March 31, 2014) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center has launched a brand-new interactive website for the Coal Camp Documentary Project, allowing users to learn about and document historic company coal mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.. The site was formally launched at the Appalachian …

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Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition

2020-12-15 · The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition (RAC) is a multi-state coalition comprised of Appalachian Voices, Coalfield Development Corporation, and Rural Action, with technical assistance and added capacity provided by Downstream Strategies. Established in 2017 to promote Innovative Mine Reclamation in Appalachia, our coalition has effectively secured ...

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Appalachian Cultural Resources Workshop Papers (Coal ...

Mining towns are significant because they mirrored the basic changes in land ownership patterns and in social relationships in the Cumberland Plateau. And above all, according to a 1920 U.S. Bureau of Labor study, the chief reason for providing housing for miners in the Southern bituminous coal fields was to endow mining companies with a ...

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APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

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Coal Controversy In Appalachia

Mountaintop removal coal mines have changed the shape, altitude, and ecology of large areas of the Appalachian coalfields. This photograph shows part of the Kayford Mountain Mine in West ia on October 22, 2006. [© Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition …

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The effects of coal mining on health in Appalachia ...

2020-10-13 · The effects of coal mining on health in Appalachia : global context and social justice implications ... coal mining. Appalachian coal has been mined since the early nineteenth century, and has ... previously nonexistent perks to life in company towns, including better living conditions with indoor plumbing, soda fountains, mercantiles ...

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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the ...

2019-3-27 · Historically, Central Appalachian towns have had a strong sense of community that stemmed largely from coal. Today, coal has stumbled, resulting in idle mines and an exodus of young talent.

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Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism | The Pew ...

2019-3-11 · Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism . Poor Fork Arts & Crafts in Cumberland, Kentucky, sells Appalachian handcrafted and vintage items. The store is on a stretch of Main Street that includes empty storefronts, vacant lots and boarded-up spaces. Rural areas like Cumberland are counting on their natural beauty, history and culture to ...

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Appalachian Coal Mining and Towns by Alora Chesney

2016-1-18 · Miscellaneous Coal was discovered in 1679, in the Illinois River by French explorers. In 1748, the first commercial mining operation appeared in Richmond, ia. Commonly known as "black diamonds," various impoverished colonials flocked to this area …

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Old Coal Mining Towns Near the AT

 · Posts. 17,197. In PA the southern Anthrcite field is just north of the AT, some notable towns along the, Schuylkul haven, Tamaqua, Coaldale, Summit Hill, Jim Thorpe, Ashland, Mayhanoy City, Centralia, just to name a few, not really walking distance but well worth the trips for those interested in mining history.

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The Kentucky coal town fighting to survive after coal ...

2018-4-1 · Hazard, Kentucky, a town hard-hit from coal-mining closings, is struggling to employ its out-of-work coal miners through a mix of local, state, federal and private programs.

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Coal Towns | University of Tennessee Press

1995-3-28 · Status: Active. Available in Paper: Price $18.95 | Buy Now. Using oral histories, company records, and census data, Crandall A. Shifflett paints a vivid portrait of miners and their families in southern Appalachian coal towns from the late nineteenth into the mid-twentieth century. He finds that, compared to their earlier lives on subsistence ...

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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the ...

2019-3-6 · Historically, Central Appalachian towns have had a strong sense of community that stemmed largely from coal. Today, coal has stumbled, resulting in idle mines and an exodus of young talent. The results can be seen in collapsing row houses visible in hollows throughout Southwest ia coal …

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With collapse of coal industry, central Appalachian towns ...

2016-4-8 · With collapse of coal industry, central Appalachian towns struggle to survive. By ... a non-profit that was established with money from a legal settlement after a mining disaster 40 years ago, is ...

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CONSUMING APPALACHIA: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF COMPANY COAL TOWNS

Material culture is an understudied aspect of social life in Appalachian Studies, the multi- disciplinary investigation of social life in the Appalachian region. Historically, material culture in the region has been largely studied for its semiotic properties, decoded as a tangible symbol of "a region apart," lagging behind the rest of America in terms of moral, mental, economic, and ...

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Old Coal Mining Towns of Appalachia Linger in the Past ...

2014-1-8 · Wikipedia Public Domain Ghosts of the Past Some of the old coal mining towns of Appalachia are fading away, some have been taken back by nature -- yet they all linger in the past. Some, or most, spirits may have found a better home, but in the silence, one can hear sounds of long ago.

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A Double-Edged Sword: Social Control in Appalachian ...

2010-12-30 · In this chapter we consider two company towns, considered "models" because of their intentional design and the amenities available to residents. These Appalachian coal towns were a double-edged sword, however, providing good homes, schools, recreation, and health care while exerting strict social control over miners and their families.

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Challenging reductive stereotypes of rural Appalachian ...

2021-1-20 · In the coal-mining towns of southeastern Ohio, nestled in the Appalachian mountains, photographer Rich-Joseph Facun has worked on a visual study of a region that has been stereotyped for decades.

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On the Just Treatment of Appalachian Coal Towns

2019-3-8 · Coal production in Appalachia fell 45 percent from 2005 to 2015, resulting in a loss of about 33,500 mining jobs since 2011. In Hazard in particular, the local coal industry now produces approximately 4.1 million tons of coal annually, dropping about 13 million tons since 2008, and losing about 13,000 coal jobs in eastern Kentucky since 2011.

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A History of Appalachian Coal Mines

2018-4-18 · mining coal --bituminous cinders and crude mining imple­ ments have been found with the remains of early Britons. In 852 A.D. the Abbot of Peterboro wrote a receipt for twelve cartloads of coal, and in 1180 the Bishop of Dur­ ham offered a brief description of mining techniques. Other civilizations had used coal for ornamentation, but

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APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

2021-7-29 · APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS. COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. and the Charleston Gazette. and the Big Stone Gap Post. "Amazingly thorough, obsessively comprehensive documentation of coal mines and coal mining towns …

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Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History ...

2018-8-3 · Amonate was one of the very last of the original coal towns from the Golden Age of Appalachian Coal Mining to still have its coal mine. Consol Energy - who,as Consolidation Coal Co. absorbed Pocahontas Fuel Co. in the 1950s - was still operating the Amonate mine …

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