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Amazing Tour of Southern West Virginia

An amazing tour of southern West Virginia coal country, with great pictures, best I have ever seen. He left out a most important aspect of West Virginia coal mining–see if you can find out what that is. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1131804

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HISTORY BEHIND HEADLINES OR PAST IS PROLOGUE by Perry Mann

HISTORY BEHIND HEADLINES OR PAST IS PROLOGUE Every headline in a paper is the tip of a historical iceberg, behind or below which is past events extending beyond history to the very beginning of events. I have dreamed among other … Continue reading

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Worker’s Concentration Camp by Julian Martin

A Workers Concentration Camp West Virginia has always been a sort of worker’s concentration camp. Big-city folks from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, owned and still own most of the minerals under the land. Desperately poor people were brought in to … Continue reading

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To hell with you all

From the blog culturalslagheap.wordpress.com My dad, a lifelong firefighter, used to teach Hazardous Materials Response and Safety classes to first responders. The first informational point he covered at the beginning of the course was how to read the classification marks … Continue reading

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Cruz and McCarthy

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West Virginia Song of Sorrow

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Good Books

I am reading and enjoying two good books and they are How to be a Great Teacher by Ken Hechler and  Bring Your Own God, The Spirituality of Woody Guthrie by Unitarian-Universalist minister Stephen Edington brother of Charleston, WV’s Unitarian-Universalist … Continue reading

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Fork Creek Memories West Virginia Highlands Voice May, 2012

Fork Creek Memories West Virginia Highlands Voice May, 2012 My sainted grandma Barker told me of the rich Mr. Skinner riding his horse up and down Coal River buying mineral rights. Sometime back then someone got the bright idea to … Continue reading

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A Worker’s Concentration Camp

My Gazette op-ed with a different title. A Workers Concentration Camp The Charleston Gazette May 27, 2012 Much of this is based on information from Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia. By Ronald Lewis. … Continue reading

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