Coal Mines

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Coal Mine Terminology

March 4, 2017
Commonly used terms from the Appalachian Coal Mines and what they meant. Afterdamp- Toxic fumes that occur after an explosion within a mine.

Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

March 4, 2017
Cherry, Illinois 259 Dead from Fire November 13, 1909 The Cherry Coal Mine Disaster is also known as the "Great Cherry Coal Mine Disaster."

Centralia’s Silent Hill

March 4, 2017
Centralia, Pennsylvania is the favorite mining town here at the House. Not only does it have a constant fire burning beneath its surface, it

The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

February 27, 2017
An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and

The Murder House

February 27, 2017
The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in

Ghosts in Tennessee’s Coal Mines

February 27, 2017
While not normally associated with coal mining, Tennessee indeed once produced the black diamond. As a result, the state suffered its share of related

The Black Mountain Triangle

February 27, 2017
The Bermuda Triangle has been discussed for centuries for its disappearances and strange events. What is not known is that Appalachian regions also have