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Coal Miner’s Memorial and Heritage Park, Quinwood, West Virginia

On my way home from Hardy VA, I stopped at the Coal Miner’s Memorial and Heritage Park in Quinwood, West Virginia, built where the old company store used to stand according to this site.

The names read like poetry.  There are names chiseled on both sides of the stone markers.

The day was overcast and chilly, more like football weather instead of the end of May.

I was thinking about the sign on Bleecker Street, NYC, advertising coal oven pizza and wondered where they get coal for their ovens.

6 responses

  1. I was there. It saddened me.

    May 28, 2013 at 12:04 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    So many names on those tablets. Sad

    May 28, 2013 at 1:34 am

  3. Barb zornes

    I would of loved to see the recent memorial on the coal miners there.

    May 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

  4. THe “hidden” cost of our industrial Revolution. If the mines didn’t kill the workers, black lung often did. Such a shame.

    May 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

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  6. A beautiful tribute to often-forgotten souls.

    May 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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