Wordless Wednesday, West Virginia Coal Mines

Coal Mine in West Virginia
June 2004
This photo was taken by my daughter Brittany from a moving car, 
while on our way to Beckley, WV. 
We were just outside of Charleston, WV when she took this. 
We come from a long line of miners. 
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4 responses

  1. Judith Richards Shubert | Reply

    A beautiful and intriguing photo. I can’t imagine going down into the earth to work for hours on end. But I know we as a nation have gained so much because of their dangerous work.
    Your daughter did a great job from that moving vehicle!

  2. Terri O'Connell | Reply

    Judith, Thanks for stopping by and reading. I’m with you I could never do this job. We took a tour of a closed mine and the conditions these men worked in was horrible. Not to mention their safety. But, that is why my family moved from there. I have been told Grandpa was a little accident prone.

    As for the picture, she took a few awesome shots from the moving car. She was about 13 at the time. She has such an eye for photography!

    Again thanks for stopping and posting.

  3. beautiful picture. I live up here in north Idaho where we have silver mines. They look a lot a like.

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