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??),

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Growing up Barefoot Memoirs of Connie Sweeney Murphy

Page 1 My mother tells me that in 1959, I was born in an old wooden house up a hollow

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Coal In Appalachia: How Much is Left?

The U.S. Geological Survey has published its new National Coal Resource Assessment Overview, which projected that Appalachia will reach “peak

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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

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