West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, wonderful West Virginia” - that’s how the small state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains bills itself. This documentary reports on the daily struggle facing local coal miners hoping for help from Donald Trump; a sheriff combating the opioid epidemic that has already claimed thousands of lives; and a Cherokee environmental activist whose efforts have earned her intimidation and threats. The whistle of a locomotive at the front of an old coal train, quiet winding roads, and hardly a highway to be found - that’s still the image that many have of West Virginia today. But beneath the forest-covered mountains lies a labyrinth of tunnels just one meter high, in which miners still spend their entire working days toiling in the dark on their hands and knees. The camera team accompanies a traditional coal mining family as they go about their day. Together with the family’s two sons, Scott and Steven Lockhart, the crew ventures into the mine. Conversations with the miners reveal why people who had been lifelong Democratic Party supporters are suddenly placing their hopes for the future in Donald Trump. But the documentary also ventures beyond the coal mines to uncover the lesser-known sides of this Appalachian state - from snake-handling Pentecostal churches to the bluegrass and mountain ballads of Alan Cathead Johnston. We also speak with Sheriff Martin West, who sued the country’s three biggest pharmaceutical makers for their role in the opioid epidemic that has swept the region. And we meet another person who has decided to fight back: Maria Gunnoe, a young Cherokee activist who has dared to take on the coal barons that are ravaging the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
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See All of the High Quality Images here - http://www.dewitzphotography.com/personal-photography-projects/west-virginia-coal-country-mcdowell-county-part-1/ More photos from my ongoing West Virginia photography project can be seen here - http://www.travisdewitz.com/west-virginia All music by Joshua Black Wilkins - http://www.joshuablackwilkins.com/ My fascination of coal and railroads made this ideal place for me to visit. McDowell County was once home to over 100,000 residents in the 1950's that helped set many coal mining production records. Through the 1960's and 1970's the demand for the county's metallurgical coal remained high. McDowell continued to lead the United States in total coal production. Increased mechanization of coal production had reduced the number of laborers employed, but miners enjoyed quality pay under improving conditions negotiated by the United Mine Workers. During the 1980's the central Appalachian region lost more than 70,000 coal mining jobs. Between 1981 and 1992, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and the United Mine Workers union, coal mining employment in the state of West Virginia decreased by more than 53%. No county in the Appalachian region was more severely distressed by these losses than McDowell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 1980, the rate of poverty in McDowell County was 23.5%. By 1990, the poverty rate in McDowell County had climbed to 37.7%, the highest rate of poverty for any county in West Virginia. By 1990, 50.3% of all children in McDowell County were living in families below the poverty level, up from 31.2% in 1980. The major losses in McDowell County during this period were the result of the closing of all mines and facilities operated by the United States Steel Corporation, terminating more than 1,200 jobs. Today the area is still one of the fastest declining populations.
Views: 55370 Travis Dewitz
On today's Abandoned America, the Pexped team heads to West Virginia in search of a lost coal mining town called Nuttallburg. Located in the New River Gorge, Nuttallburg is one of the many abandoned coal towns along the river. In this video we explore the Head-house located at the top of the gorge. A steep half-mile down cliffs and caves you will arrive at the mine entrance and Head-house. For more information including our source, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/Nuttallburg-brochure-for-print-2.pdf Visit our website at www.pexped.com Music: Echos Of Time - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Plantation by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Views: 46863 PEXPED
West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no elected officials, no independent police forces. Owners hired private detective agencies to watch over their workforce. Company towns were also untethered from the free market competition owners usually championed. "The Mine Wars" premieres January 26, 2016 on American Experience PBS.
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http://coal Geology.Com Coal Towns in West Virginia along Coal Heritage Trail
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Centralia, Pennsylvania was nearly entirely evacuated following a coal mine fire, burning beneath the town since 1962. Centralia’s fire started in 1962, when residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines, igniting a seam of coal, and the fire has been burning to this day. In 1992, Pennsylvania condemned the town and claimed it under eminent domain in an attempt for force the remaining residents out. Some sued, and were allowed to stay. A section of State Route 61 was abandoned after it began to buckle and crumble from the underground fire. The fire stretches 12km, and burns underneath an area of 15 square kilometres, 300 feet below ground, authorities say the fire could burn for another 250 years. The town now mostly attracts tourists who visit an abandoned highway, where many profanities and obscene pictures are spray painted onto it, over time the highway has earned the nickname Graffiti Highway. Centralia is rumored to have inspired Silent Hill. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ► Joey Underground Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/kurtishamilton1986 ► Abandoned Town of Centralia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TNYN3rEBws ► ABANDONED_PA Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ► ABANDONED_PA Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.ytc.10 ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us at [email protected]
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"West Virginia" premiered in 1995 on the West Virginia public broadcasting television network. It is an unparalleled saga which reveals the enduring strength and courage of a people who have faced some of America's greatest challenges — clashes between colonists and Native Americans, the Civil War split from Virginia, the Hatfield and McCoy feud, the drama of the coal and lumber camps, modern labor struggles, and the social crises leading to the 1960s War on Poverty. Narrated by Richard Thomas, "West Virginia" weaves historic photographs and motion picture footage, quotes from letters and diaries, first-person interviews, and live cinematography into a rich and compelling narrative enhanced by a haunting musical score. Purchase a copy at http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/products
Views: 11830 West Virginia Humanities Council
Harlan County: A Road to Change (Completed 2014) Shows the history of coal from the early 1900s to today, the past, the turmoil, the tragedy, and how the county is using adventure tourism to share their treasures in the county. (c) 2014 Kaci Productions, LLC To use this video you must have written permission from the producer. Contact at [email protected] Be courteous in your comments. Negative comments or hateful remarks or other of the like towards the video, people of Harlan, or those commenting here, may be deleted at the producer's discretion. Music by Harlan County Underground Poem by Connie Helton Video & Aerial footage by Tammy & Jeff Hyatt Photos & zipline footage by Paula Collins Interviews by Jerry Asher & Mike O'Bradovich Opening Cast by Noah Hughs & A L Feher Narration by C Andrew Bartlett Thanks to Kentucky Coal Mining Museum & Portal 31 for access Thanks to all involved who helped bring this to life, all of your names are listed in the final credits of the documentary video.
Views: 181417 Kaci Productions
A short ride through the center of the town of Appalachia in Wise County, far southwestern Virginia. This is coal mining country, and the town has not changed much since its hay days of the turn of the 20th century. The town is considered to be largely intact example of a late 1800s/early 1900s coal mining community.
Views: 20236 Smell N Roses
America's Most Endangered Mountains - Gauley Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Until the mid-twentieth century, Ansted, West Virginia was a bustling coal camp. In 1950, the coal company that operated the local mine pulled out, leaving the community with a sense of economic depression. In the years that followed, residents banded together and reinspired a pride in their mountain region, eventually rebounding the local economy through a thriving tourism industry. The town of Ansted and surrounding Fayette County possess an abundance of natural and historical resources. The region boasts the stunning confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers at the head of the New River Gorge, one of the most beautiful sights on the Eastern seaboard. The county also hosts the watershed of these rivers, as well as stunning views of the New River Gorge and Kanawha County. Visitors from all over visit Fayette County to paddle and fish the local rivers and hike mountain trails. Bald eagles and Peregrine falcons soar across regions of hardwood forest rich with fauna and flora. And prime farmland and natural springs still provide food and water to the local communities. Father Roy Crist, the missioner of the New River Episcopal Ministry, became involved with efforts to save mountains when the county received an application for a mining permit on the backside of Gauley Mountain near the Gauley River and New River National Parks. Since mining began, the National Park Service noted no less than 16 violations of water quality. As mining continued, trout populations 'coincidentally' dwindled in Rich Creek, which drains the new mine sites on Gauley Mountain. Local residents, including Father Crist and Cary Huffman, a retired coal miner, formed the Ansted Historic Preservation Council to protect the local mountains and streams from potential mountaintop removal. Signs of exploration and road construction have residents concerned about plans for more mountaintop removal. As Father Crist explains, "People say coal mining is a part of our history, and yes, it is. But destroying the mountains by blowing the tops off of them is not a part of our history." To support Father Crist, Cary Huffman and their community, contact: Ansted Historical Preservation Council [email protected]
Views: 68782 iLoveMountainsOrg
Part two of our Nuttallburg expedition. The Pexped team heads to West Virginia in search of a lost coal mining town called Nuttallburg. Located in the New River Gorge, Nuttallburg is one of the many abandoned coal towns along the river. In this video we explore the Head-house located at the top of the gorge. A steep half-mile down cliffs and caves you will arrive at the mine entrance and Head-house. For more information including our source, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/Nuttallburg-brochure-for-print-2.pdf Visit our website at www.pexped.com Music: Echos Of Time - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 14878 PEXPED
A photo journey through West Virginia's Coal Heritage Trail in McDowell County in the area between Bluefield, WV. and Laeger, WV. Listen to the rails as the ghost train travels through dilapidated and abandoned mining towns that was once a thriving industry. Website: http://www.kennethwayne.com
Views: 4260 MrMilepost
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Views: 3913687 The Guardian
Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
Views: 26425 PBS NewsHour
The town of Brooklyn was among the many coal towns that arose during the coal boom in the late 1800s in the state of West Virginia. The forgotten town now lies deep in the New River mountains just a shadow of its former self...nothing remaining but a few crumbling structures.
Views: 112 Exploration Appalachian
No matter how you pronounce it, Squire is a tiny community on the edge of McDowell County, West Virginia. Once a bustling coal community, it is now a sparsely populated sleepy little area with little action. The community was named after local police officer, A.C. "Squire" Christian.
Views: 797 The Appalachian Project
From Charleston to Huntington, Morgantown to Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton, Fairmont and more! Check out our scary list of the most terrifying haunted cemeteries, parks, monuments, and places in West Virginia! Enjoy! Photos: "Marshall Univeristy Old Main Building" by WVfunnyman (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marshall_University_Old_Main_Building.jpg) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) "St Peters church - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA-30Sept2011" by John Picken (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en) "Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry" by Michel Curl (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "The West Virginia State Capitol Building in Charleston, WV" by O Palsson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/opalsson/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "20110918 38 West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, WV" bhy David Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidwilson1949/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "Mens Hall (Boreman Hall) WVU Morgantown WV" by John M. Bocan (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mens_Hall_(Boreman_Hall)_WVU_Morgantown_WV.jpg) is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) "West Virginia State Penitentiary, Moundsville, WV" by Rhonda Humphreys (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:West_Virginia_State_Penitentiary,_Moundsville,_WV.jpg) is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en) "Weston State Hospital" by Tim Kiser (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:TimK_MSI) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en) "Building View at Dusk" by Richie Diesterheft (https://www.flickr.com/photos/puroticorico/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "00084_p_9ace59yae0054" by jeff covey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcovey/) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) "Redi-Rock_cobblestone-gravity-frestanding-park-FosterSupply-BlennerhassettIsland-3" by Redi-Rock International (https://www.flickr.com/photos/redi-rock/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "BerkeleyCastle WestVirginia" by Jeanne Mozier is in the Public Domain "1610 - Berkeley Springs - WV9" by Andrew Bossi (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thisisbossi) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en) "Lake Shawnee Amusement Park" by Forsaken Fotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "These hang over the lake" by Forsaken Fotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) "Lake Shawnee Amusement Park" by Forsaken Fotos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
Views: 27951 The Speakeasy
Identifier: F2010.108.1.042 Description: Silent color footage of Twin Branch, West Virginia. Shots showing coal mining families swimming and fishing. Shots of houses and families on porches. Scenes of men working at coal mine. Creator: Unknown Coverage: Twin Branch (city) West Virginia (state) MARC Geographic Areas: United States (xxu); West Virginia (wvu) Extent: (quantity/size) 12min 34sec Media: 16 mm film; Moving Images AVI 1920X1080 29.97 FRAME RATE Contact The Oklahoma Historical Society to purchase DVD or High Resolution Digital File http://www.okhistory.org/research/orders?full
Views: 1013 OHS Film and Video Archives
Learn about how miners from southern West Virginia challenged the system from 1912-1922 to gain better working conditions. I find 4 tips from their resistance movement that we can apply today: 1. Know what you want 2. Not everyone is against you 3. Beware their moralizing 4. It’s not a last resort if you won’t do it Check out David Corbin’s book on the West Virginia coal mine wars from your local library: http://www.worldcat.org/title/life-work-and-rebellion-in-the-coal-fields-the-southern-west-virginia-miners-1880-1922/oclc/729776191?referer=br&ht=edition Historical images used in this video are in the public domain: newspaper headlines from the Library of Congress; miners at work from a WWI photography project by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); and company logos from Wikimedia. Some images from the West Virginia Library and the West Virginia Humanities Council. Map of the bituminous mine fields by Chris Dellamea. Thanks to Stephen Greb for permission to use the pictures about coal types and coal mining methods.
Views: 110 Justice 4 All
Journey back to the beginning of coal mining in the Appalachians and the beginning of a new culture of people. Through oral histories, the film profiles the history and culture of the people. It features historic landmarks, such as the 70 year old exhibition mine, the 1883 company store, the 125 year old cemetery, the 1895 Opera House and various churches and buildings throughout town. In addition to the interviews of area residents, there are interviews with college professors, a local congressman, and local leaders. "Our hope is that people come away from watching and feel like we did when we first visited Pocahontas. The buildings are incredible, the history is fantastic, but neither compare to the real hidden treasures of the area, the stories of the people." Dan McCoig Own this 2011 remixed version DVD (includes a slide show with nearly 100 behind the scene and historical photos) https://www.createspace.com/302829 Will be available soon at the Pocahontas Mine in Pocahontas, Virginia Visit http://www.pocahontasva.org/
Views: 63225 Dan Traveling
Image reversed for copyright reasons. Aired 3/13/17.
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Say "West Virginia" to a non-native (or "outsider"?) and there's a good chance they'll think "coal mines". They'll conjure up images of black and white photos of soot-faced men, standing side-by-side in the hills. They'll think of corrupt coal companies and tough, leather-faced miners. There's a mystery to the outside world, something strange and unkown about the coal mines of West Virginia. The story of Fairmont, West Virginia, is tied inextricably to the coal industry. In this episode of Finding Fairmont, we sit down with coal miners to explore the birth, life -- and death -- of the Fairmont coal mines. And to understand what its like to work in a miner -- a real picture of the life of a miner. For the full website, go to http://www.audisseyguides.com/fairmont
Views: 4334 audisseyguides
In today's Abandoned America, we explore the forgotten town of Thurmond, West Virginia. Laying within the New River Gorge, Thurmond was once a rich and thriving "Boom" town. After coal began to move away from the gorge, so did the residents. What's left of the town are a few buildings and railroad tracks. Explore lost America with Pexped. Walk into abandoned settlements, schools, hospitals, towns and more while learning about the history of each location. View everything from the twisted medical practices of a sanatorium or the strict rules of a boarding school, Pexped will take you back in time and show you the America that was left behind. Have questions about each location? Be sure to contact us at [email protected] http://www.pexped.com http://www.patreon.com/pexped http://www.facebook.com/pexped http://www.twitter.com/paulexpeditions http://www.instagram.com/paulexpeditions Sources: https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/thurmond.htm Music: Plantation by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Echos Of Time by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 135761 PEXPED
Here is a video show of a few of the pictures I have taken in and around Welch, West Virginia using my Nikon D80 and Nikon D90 DSLR cameras. The first song you hear in the video was written by my friend, Barry Clevenger. He is playing the banjo, Charlie Davis is playing dobro, and I am playing bass, mandolin, guitar, and keyboard. The second song was written by me and I am playing all the instruments.
Views: 59060 cathead77
Delbarton is a sleepy little town that lies in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Views: 3117 The Appalachian Project
From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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This song was written about a true story that happened right in my home town of Welch, WV. David Grubb and I wrote the song. We are both McDowell County natives. My daughter, Jessi Shumate, helped me sing the song and Nathan Lawson played the banjo. I played all the rest. I hope you enjoy. Sid In southern West Virginia back in 1921 Trouble was a brewin' and more was yet to come It started down in Matewan about fifteen months before Ten or more were killed that day across the valley floor The big coal operators tried to drive the miners down Sid Hatfield and his 6-guns left 'em lyin' on the ground They summoned him to court that day to pay for all his sins The mine guards were a waitin' there in Welch to do him in (CHO) So get back on that railroad train, and ride, Sid, ride Get back down to Matewan while you still have time to hide Baldwin-Felts is here in Welch and they want to gun you down So get back on that railroad train and ride Sid went down to the hotel and dropped off both his guns They say he showed no fear that day he wasn't going to run And as they headed off to court ol' Sid and his friend Ed Were gunned down on the courthouse steps, the mine guards shot 'em dead They say Sid was a hero of all the minin' men He stood up for the workin' man, they needed help back then He didn't die for glory, he didn't die for fame He made a stand for what was right and for his family name So get back on that railroad train and ride, Sid, ride You're goin' back to Matewan , but it's too late to hide You won't hear the whistle blow or the clickin' of the tracks When they put you on that railroad train to ride Get on that train to Glory, Sid, and ride, ride, ride You've gone to meet your Maker on that train up in the sky Your deeds will be remembered and, your name will never die Get on that train to Glory, Sid, and ride DOC © 1/10/03 By: David Grubb and Alan Johnston
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Donovan Howard is one of Kentucky's most prolific songwriters to come along in a long time. This video is made from a song from Donovan's new CD, Made In The U.S.A. A great singer, guitar player, he is also quiet the harmonica player. West Virginia Coal Miner is from his lastest CD, Made In The USA. Special thanks to Roger Philpot for the use of the pictures from his sight, www.coal-miners-in-kentucky.com
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west virginia coal mining. Coal is an important part of west virginia and the country, people just don't realize that and if you take away coal mining from west virginia and kentucky then there economy will fail because thats what there economy is. Mining is apart of my family and is a way of life and I plan to continue mining for years to come. Friends of Coal
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Top 10 reasons NOT to move to West Virginia. The Mountain State . Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4761105 Business email: [email protected] Thanks for stopping by The world according to Briggs, I make lists. Not just lists of random stuff, I make them about states, cities, towns and other places in the United States. I post 3 times a week and sometimes live stream. Enjoy. . Mailing Address: World According to Briggs 20449 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy #354 Aloha, Oregon 97003 #WestVirginia #Top10 Additional Footage Second Day Air Eric Macom Travel essentials: audible.com: https://amzn.to/2Hip1Rs Sling Bag : https://amzn.to/2F6gQ97 Tablet : https://amzn.to/2HPp8Fe . Travel books you need to read. Blue Highways: http://amzn.to/2fLiF1b Travels with Charley in Search of America: http://amzn.to/2BVcQqr . Do you want to make videos as I do on this channel? This is all you need: DJI Iphone Gimbal: http://amzn.to/2wUec5t DJI Phantom 3: http://amzn.to/2xqULT2 Blue Yeti Microphone: http://amzn.to/2wx06ne Sound Cage:http://amzn.to/2wwZv4R Editing Software:http://amzn.to/2u3RAOD Shuttle Controller: http://amzn.to/2v4XxrW Pop filter:http://amzn.to/2u43FDL Acoustic Foam: http://amzn.to/2j0qYIw Royalty Free Images Stock . This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Video courtesy of Shirley Love. Noisy. Turn down sound.
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Crews had to stop just before reaching the trapped miners at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia due to increased methane levels....those increases were blamed on the weather. We explain how that happens with hattip to WVU experts on mining.
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Caretta #3 mine is located in McDowell County, West Virginia and is owned by RS Mining Incorporated. At the turn of the 20th century this area was bustling, the county seat of Welch had the population of modern day Bristol, Virginia or Charleston, West Virginia. Coal was King. They mined so much of it that the Tug Fork River was black from coal dust due to mining. Click here to hear Alan "Cathead" Johnston singing about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEjeMAzzt88 The Olga Coal Company owned this land in Caretta and mines in Coalwood, West Virginia as well. Click here to see Coalwood, home of Homer Hickam and "The Rocket Boys":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4gwBpTsc3s History was lost when the Olga tipple was torn down, here are some pictures of how it looked at least up until 2012: http://www.coalwoodwestvirginia.com/caretta_tipple.htm Thanks so much for watching! Have a good one!
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From spooky abandoned prison colonies to villages washed away by floods, here are the eeriest most abandoned ghost towns Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 6. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 5. Glenrio, Texas This mysterious ghost town straddles the border of New Mexico and Texas and is found along the mainstreet of American, or route 66. Although the population never got to be more than a few dozen people, being located on the border of two different states posed some unique problems. Some mail would have to be delivered to the post office in one state, and then delivered to the post office in the other state before it could get distributed. Gasoline prices were different one side, and drinking laws even differed across the border. Various highways that were constructed made the traditional route 66 that ran through the town a little less necessary and the ones who did live here moved around. What’s left are some derelict buildings and gas stations, stuck in time. 4. Adak Island, Alaska Sometimes places become abandoned because they are so remote from the rest of the world. This island located at the eastern part of the Aleutian island chain was once home to Alaska’s southernmost town. It’s been home to both the native inuit people, the russians and also the americans. The harsh winds and cold temperatures certainly make living here a challenge. However due to it’s strategic location, after world war II, about 6000 American military men who saw previous combat were stationed here. Fresh food was hard to combine, very few women to comfort them and the soil was quite difficult to cultivate any crops on. This was about as close as the americans could get to russia so it was an important piece of land to fortify. Today, only 110 people have decided to stay here and US army buildings are now empty. The airport still remains in use but it’s certainly not an easy place to get to. 3. Sewell Chile Completely surrounded by the Chilean Andes mountains, this remote abandoned place is found at an altitude of over 6000 feet, making it quite difficult to access. It was founded in 1906 by the braden Copper company in order to extract copper ore from the mountains. By 1915, the town was well organized with the addition of a hospital, a fire department and a social club. Building were mostly made of timber and were displayed with bright colors like we see here. The large town grew up to 12,000 people in 1918 and at its peak in the 1960’s that number grew to 16,000 people. Also known as the city of staircases, it’s built on the side of a mountain which certainly made transportation by car a little bit tricky. It turned out that staircases were the best way for inhabitants to get around. In 1967 the decline began when the kennecott copper company lost ownership of the site and the Argentinian government sought to control the land. Plus most people were beginning to move to other locations where more copper was being found. The chilean government decided to keep the city as a ghost town and it’s now a unesco world heritage site. You can actually explore this place quite well on google maps. A lot of the buildings still look to be in good condition but you can tell no one’s living there. 2. Kayakoy, Turkey Also known as the Rock Village, this town was built in the 1700’s but was fled after the beginning of the Greco-Turkish War. Much violence swept over the town due to religious differences among the Greek Orthodox and the Anatolian Muslims of turkey. Many greeks suffered brutal treatment for their beliefs and their cries for help were silenced In 1923, it was decided that for peacekeeping reasons it needed to be abandoned. The village we see today, serves a museum and a historical monument. 1...
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It was the Stone Mountain Coal Corp. that evicted the coal miners from the coal camp houses at Matewan. Here are a few of those very homes that have survived. http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/williamson/stoneymtn.jpg The film was made in West Virginia with the town of Thurmond standing in for Matewan. Other scenes were filmed along the New River Gorge National River. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurmond,_West_Virginia (Movie quote) Sid Hatfield: I've met Mr. Felts [the owner of the Baldwin-Felts agency]. I wouldn't pee on him if his heart was on fire. A contingent of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency arrived on the no. 29 morning train with orders to evict families that had been living at the Stone Mountain Coal Camp on the outskirts of town. The detectives carried out several evictions then dined at the Urias Hotel before walking to the depot to catch the five o'clock train back to Bluefield, West Virginia. Matewan Chief of Police Sid Hatfield had decided that enough was enough, and intervened on behalf of the evicted families. Hatfield, a Tug River Valley native, was an adamant supporter of the miners forming the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). Police chief Hatfield intercepted the detectives before they reached the train depot and claimed to have arrest warrants for the detectives from the Mingo County sheriff. Detective Albert Felts then produced his own warrant for the arrest of Sid Hatfield (likely to have been obtained in case the police chief interferred with their lawful duites as could be expected). Upon inspecting it Matewan mayor Cabell Testerman said it was fraudulent. Unbeknownst to the detectives, they had been surrounded by hidding armed miners, who were watching intently. Who actually fired the first shot can not be confirmed. Seven detectives -- including Felts -- died along with four townspeople, including Mayor Testerman whose widow later married Sid Hatfield. (There is speculation from historians that Sid Hatfield himself killed Mayor Testerman in the confusion...Sid married the mayor's widow two weeks after the shooting.) This is a scene from the movie Matewan (1987) which is online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pXCZq4MFe8 ==== The New York Times, March 22, 1921 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00F10F8385B1B7A93C0AB1788D85F458285F9 JURY ACQUITS 16 OF COAL STRIKE MURDER; Finds Sid Hatfield and Others Innocent of Killing Detective in West Virginia.MEN GO BACK TO MATEWAN But Are Still Under Indictment for Other Murders--County Prosecutor Resigns. WILLIAMSON, W. Va., March 21.-- Police Chief Sid Hatfield and fifteen other men of Matewan were found not guilty today of connection with the death of Albert C. Felts, a private detective. The New York Times, August 7, 1921 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50810FF3F5D14738DDDAE0894D0405B818EF1D3 WELCH, W. Va., Aug. 6.--Self-defense is the claim of C.E. Lively, BaldwinFelts detective, held under bond in connection with the shooting and killing of Sid Hatfield and Ed Chambers, Mingo. ==== Two of the men killed in Matewan that day were the brothers of agency owner, Thomas Felts. In retaliation, Felts had the Matewan police chief, Sid Hatfield, killed as the sheriff and his deputy were being tried in Welch, WV. As they walked up the steps to the courthouse suddenly appeared the detectives who waited in ambush at the top. Sid and his deputy were filled full of bullets. Afterwards, detective Hugh Lucas emptied a gun into the courthouse wall as though Hatfield had shot at them and then placed the gun in Sid's hand after detective Charley Lively had shot him behind the ear to make sure he was dead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rnlwtn49aY (2 minutes) === Police chief Sid Hatfield and his friend and deputy, Fred Burgraff, smelled trouble and they met the Baldwin-Felts men at the train station. Burgraff's son Hawthorne, now eighty-three years old picks up the story....... http://www.matewan.com/History/battle2.htm === Testimony on the Matewan Massacre. Testimony of Sid Hatfield. http://www.as.wvu.edu/wvhistory/documents/076.pdf === 8/20/08 - This song is about a true story that happened in my hometown of Welch, WV. David Grubb and I wrote the song -- both of us are McDowell County natives. My daughter, Jessi Shumate, helped me sing the song and Nathan Lawson played the banjo. I played all the rest. I hope you enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU8gu2QHgsk (6:23 minutes) Pictures taken from the 2008 installment of Terror of the Tug, a play written by about the coal wars of southern West Virginia -- it was the 9th year of it being performed in McDowell County, Playwright Jean Battlo along with the director, music director and the cast are all local people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlvSKK-e-14 (7:08 minutes)
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Traveling along Route 52 then Route 80 South from Panther to Iaeger (pronounced Yeager) and then on to the town of Bradshaw. At Bradshaw I turn right on to Route 83 West and head toward the Virginia state line, crossing over Bradshaw Mountain in the process. THE USE OF ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS USED UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF "FAIR USE" IN TITLE 17 § 107 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. SUCH MATERIAL REMAINS THE COPYRIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL HOLDER AND IS USED HERE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATION, COMPARISON, AND CRITICISM ONLY. NO INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IS INTENDED.
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