Hampton Inn Beckley
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... from your (company) rental and fired. If you died in a mining accident, the other miners tossed your body to the side and hauled you out at the end of the shift. Widow and children got nothing in compensation.
The guide, who himself worked in the coal mines in West Virginia for 26 1/2 years, told us th.at today, mining is made much more attractive by much larger salaries--$75,000 - $100,000 a year--but that it isn't worth it. You don't have to ...
... settled for ponchos, which we acquired for a dollar apiece at the dollar store.
After our exciting shopping spree, we went to dinner at a Yelp-Recommended BBQ joint called a Taste of Memphis. The food was pretty good and the decor was entertaining (check out the photos). Turned out that there was a geocache 20 meters from the table at which I was sitting when I checked the geocaching app, so I ...
... 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.
The purpose for us being in Beckley, was to be close to Hinton, WV, which is where my Father was born, so that we could go to the Court House and see if we could find his birth certificate. The goal being to hopefully find out where my Grandfather was born. Brian and I have had no luck so far in filling in the blanks about my Grandfather. So, today, we drove to Hinton.
Hinton is located on the eastern side of the New River that ...
... 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, ...
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