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Haunting Images of Abandoned Coal Towns

Ghosts in the HollowGhosts in the Hills

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Deedie, the Daughter of a Coal Miner

            August 1, 1930 was a hot afternoon in a mining camp in Garmeda, Kentucky when Deedie (pronounced â??Dee Deeâ??), was born the first child of Jack and Flora Hise. There were no doctors available for the coal minerâ??s families so she was brought into this world with the assistance of other motherâ??s in the […]

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A 7 year old Litle Boy's Memories of his father's death

The memories that remain in my mind of my father are still a haunting memory. It was January 1944 that we children returned to our home in Bean Fork, Kentucky. There we found that our father had been taken to the Middlesboro, Ky hospital. No information was given to the children, but our mother was […]

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write to someone from ky

I would like to talk to some from .South eastern ky .grew up in ligon ky.

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Coal Story,The Mine

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20Th Century Coal Miners – Where They worked And Lived

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Harlan County USA

This is the Harlan County USA movie trailer. This is a documentary talking about the mine strikes of Harlan County, Kentucky in 1973 where the laborers and miners of Harlan took on the mine owner.Harlan County USA

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Wilson "Rome" Meade, 58,Dies In Mining Accident

Its a sad day in Harlan County, Kentucky.  Mr Wilson “Rome” Meade, a veteran underground coal miner, died last night from a terrible accident.  Although I do not know Mr. Meade or his family, my heart is saddened deeply by this news.  These kind of stories always “hit home” for me.  Please pray for his […]

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Balkan Kentucky

Photo Book of Balkan Kentucky made by David Thompson for his mother, Vivian D. Wilson for Mother’s Day 2009.  She is 84. http://web.me.com/keego/Site2/Balkan-Photo-Book.html

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Harlan Coal Mining Tribute

This is a very moving tribute to the in honor of the 1288 Coal Miners who have lost their lives in the Harlan County Coal Mines of Eastern, KY since 1913.  May they rest in peace.

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