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McDowell County Coal and Rail

Postcard History Series

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Coal was discovered in McDowell County, located in the Billion Dollar Coalfield of southern West Virginia, in 1748, but it was not explored or mined until the early 1800s. Mill Creek Coal & Coke Company shipped the first railroad car of coal in March 1883 via the Norfolk & Western Railway. By the early 1900s, hundreds of mining companies dotted the county's landscape. The coal from McDowell County fueled the nation's home heating and steelmaking businesses and both world wars. As the coal industry developed, the local population grew; by 1950, the county had grown from a few hundred people to more than 100,000. The postcard images in this book show early coal mining and how it progressed throughout the years.

McDowell County Coal and Rail
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: United States
  • Published: Aug 11, 2014
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • Seller: INscribe Digital
  • Print Length: 128 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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