{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.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

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

Scarce PALATINE POTTERY Co. / PALATINE / W VA Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt Rearing Horse Designs -- July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction by Crocker Farm, Inc.~♥~

Scarce PALATINE POTTERY Co. / PALATINE / W VA Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt Rearing Horse Designs -- July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction by Crocker Farm, Inc.~♥~

Beautiful Cranberry Glass Pitcher with original tag. Excellent condition.  Kanawha Glass, Dunbar W VA  Tag says Authentic Cranberry Glass, Created with gold encased in crystal  Kanawha Glass was formed in 1954 when Dunbar Glass failed. It operated until 1987 when it was sold.

Cranberry Glass Hobnail Pitcher Kanawha Dunbar W VA with Original Tag

Beautiful Cranberry Glass Pitcher with original tag. Excellent condition. Kanawha Glass, Dunbar W VA Tag says Authentic Cranberry Glass, Created with gold encased in crystal Kanawha Glass was formed in 1954 when Dunbar Glass failed. It operated until 1987 when it was sold.

'Rosie the Riveter’ Labor Day movement launches from W.Va. - West Virginia Press Association : West Virginia Press Association

'Rosie the Riveter’ Labor Day movement launches from W.Va. - West Virginia Press Association : West Virginia Press Association

Speed Controllers 180343: Train Controller Tech 4 260 W 20Va Acutec Technology -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $55.95 on eBay!

Speed Controllers 180343: Train Controller Tech 4 260 W 20Va Acutec Technology -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $55.95 on eBay!

Speed Controllers 180343: Train Controller Tech 4 260 W 20Va Acutec Technology -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $55.95 on eBay!

Speed Controllers 180343: Train Controller Tech 4 260 W 20Va Acutec Technology -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $55.95 on eBay!

Baptism, S.W. VA 1930's Wow, they don't do them like this anymore, and that's sad...

During the many congregations would use local water sources to baptize people. Most church buildings did not have baptisteries. The congregation would walk to a local creek or pond so people could be immersed.

Belington, W.Va. An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Belington, W.Va. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. The storm not only hit higher elevations hard as predicted, communities in lower elevations got much more than the dusting of snow forecasted

Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least customers and closing dozens of roads, according to the Charleston Gazette. The storm not only hit higher elevations hard as predi

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