Coal Mining Pictures - Where The coal miner worked and where he lived
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{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

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Kentucky Coal Miner - I was born a coal miner's granddaughter! Love you, grandpa!
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Hands of Appalachia....just like my coal mining grandfather...hands of leather. Wolf Coal,Kentucky
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KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...

KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...

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inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

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Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

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