War comes to the Big Coal River. Emboldened by a resounding victory against Confederates at Boone Court House (Madison), Union General Cox ordered Federal troops back into the Coal River Valley. This time the target was the Big Coal River.
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The Coal River is a tributary of the Kanawha River in southern West Virginia. It is formed near the community of Alum Creek by the confluence of the Big and Little Coal Rivers. The Coal River flows generally northward through western Kanawha County, . . . — — Map (db m137542) HM
Completed as Sherman District Jr.
High in 1931. Whitesville School
replaced a building that burned
down in 1929. Wysong and Bengston
designed the rare example of high-style Art Deco architecture in the
southern West Virginia coalfields.
Since . . . — — Map (db m137755) HM
Following the footprint.
Every mine explosion leaves behind a footprint that offers clues to investigators
as to where the blast originated and how the force traveled from the ignition
point. The footprint left behind in the Upper Big Branch . . . — — Map (db m137546) HM
Monday, April 5
3:01 p.m. Explosion erupts
through the mine, blasting
debris out of the portals and
lasting for several minutes.
The carbon monoxide
monitoring system alarms
and mine fan records show
a major disruption to . . . — — Map (db m137549) HM
This memorial is dedicated to twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010 and to all miners who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of working in the coal industry. This . . . — — Map (db m137751) HM
1907 Fairmont Coal Company
Monongah No. 6 and No. 8 Mines
Monongah, West Virginia
At 10:20 a.m., December 6, 1907, explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines, . . . — — Map (db m137748) HM