Fairfield Inn & Suites Beckley
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... This particular coal seam is about 18" wide and about 18" off the floor. Miners had to crawl in on their side, dig out underneath the coal seam to create a shelf, drill into the shelf, insert blasting powder, blast it, so the coal collapsed in pieces on the floor, then load it into coal cars and haul it out, using their own animals--pony, if they had a small one, goats, dogs, and their children. Each car carried a ton. They were expected to mine 10 tons ...
... up after dinner. I'm on a streak--19 straight days finding a cache. I'm hoping to extend that to the last day of summer, so an easy and early West Virginia find is quite helpful.
And that was about it for today! We're up early tomorrow--we have to meet the ATV folks by 8:30 at the trail head, about 45 minutes from here. Will try to get some photos of us soaking wet on ATVs--should be rather entertaining!
... s sky-high bridges. We marveled at how the bridges could have been constructed. We traveled on excellent highways without the heavy traffic on so many interstates. Would love to come back and spend more time here.
... record of birth. I say attempted, since there was no entry for his birth in their records. So now, we are back to square one. However, she was able to point me to a central entity in the state government that assists folks in locating personal records.
After leaving the Court House, we decided to take the less scenic route back to Beckley, but it proved to be more scenic than the drive over as we paralleled the New River, and the ...
... a pretty high hill to get into the campground. The campground sits on top of the exhibition coal mine that use to be active, and is now like the copper mine in Bisbee that they give tours to folks to let them see how the mine worked.
After getting the coach parked and set up, we decided to check the Exhibition Mine out. Since Shirley had taken the Bisbee mine tour, ...