Thursday, May 31, 2012
Did You Know...
These mines employed thousands who worked as miners, haulers, and on the mine's railways. Many of these mines were owned and operated by large corporations but most were worked by small "mom & and pop" companies. These mines produced thousands of bushels of lump coal everyday under the worst labor conditions. These conditions, by today's standards, were harsh and dangerous. Countless workers lost their lives to accidents and sicknesses related directly to the conditions.
Let me know if you'd like to learn more.
Posted by Daniel J. Burns at 12:57 AM