Lynch in Harlan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
To Honor the Black Coal Miners
and Keep Their Legacy Alive
The plaque to the left will provide a listing of the items on the sign below with a brief description.
Location. 36° 57.983′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynch KY 40855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynch Colored High School - West Main High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Alexander Matthews (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Water Plant (approx. ¾ mile away); Coal Tipple (approx. ¾ mile away); Power House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Winifrede Mine Conveyor (approx. 0.8 miles away); History of Lynch (approx. 0.8 miles away); No. 31 Mine Shop (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynch.
More about this marker. The sign was produced by Hatfield’s Sign Shop, and the artwork was done by Elaine Conradi.
1. Items on the Sign
The plaque at the upper left corner lists the items on the large sign. The items, from top left counterclockwise, are: Safety Lamp - detected methane gas and black damp; Safety Cap - it had a flame light which was fueled by carbide; Lunch Bucket - the top part contained food and the bottom contained water; Motor Car - used to haul coal and miners out of the mine; Coal Miner - shoveling coal on the cart; Breast Auger - used to drill holes in the coal to shoot it down; Canary - was very sensitive to gas and it would warn of high levels by dying; Automobile - drive
— Submitted August 23, 2016.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.