Tag Archives: West Virginia

Byrd and Mountain Top Removal

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories I am working on. Near the end of his life, after a political career of supporting the coal industry, Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top removal strip mining. … Continue reading

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I Am Reading

The Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin–easy to read, no kidding. The Olcott Correspondent by Jim Ryan. Jim is my barber in Alum Creek, West Virginia Just finished reading The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball’s … Continue reading

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Summers County Couple lived, died together

Charleston Gazette, Friday, January 15, 2009, Summers County Couple lived, died together By Chris Chanlett Chris, a small farmer and landscaper in Summers County. On Dec. 10 [2008] the Summers County, West Virginia, Department of Natural Resources, acting on a … Continue reading

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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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What Were They Thinking?

This by John McFerrin. John is the editor of The Highlands Voice, the monthly newspaper of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy What Were They Thinking? What were those people thinking? We see pictures of policemen at the Selma Bridge beating … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Pope to witness Mountain Top Removal

URL: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20150924/GZ04/150929773 From today’s Gazette-Mail of Charleston, West Virginia Bob Kincaid: A letter and a prayer to the pope from WV By Bob Kincaid Your Holiness, I write to you this day from the region of the United States known … Continue reading

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Brainwashing At The Clay Center

Brainwashing At The Clay Center, The Charleston Gazette, July 30, 2015 by Julian Martin It is hard to imagine that anyone falls for Clay Center Chairman and Natural Gas driller Lloyd Jackson’s praise for his fellow business associates.   In gas-man … Continue reading

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