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Southern West Virginia

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Southern West Virginia

Coal Country

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Southern West Virginia by James E Casto
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Coal was mined in Southern West Virginia even before the state's birth in 1863 but was mostly consumed within a few miles of where it was dug. When the railroads arrived on the scene, they not only provided a means of getting that coal to market, they also brought in trainloads of workers to the sparsely populated region. With the mines generally located in remote, out-of-the-way spots, operators were forced to build housing for those workers and their families, as well as company stores, schools, and churches- everything needed in a small community. Overnight, the nation's demand for coal turned sleepy, little places in Southern West Virginia into boomtowns and helped cities such as Charleston and Huntington grow and prosper as gateways to and from the coalfields.
Release date Australia
July 1st, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Arcadia Publishing
Pages
128
Dimensions
165x235x13
ISBN-13
9780738516653
Product ID
28251954

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