To Honor the Black Coal Miners Historical

To Honor the Black Coal Miners Historical (HM1TWS)

Location: Lynch, KY 40855 Harlan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.983', W 82° 56.03'

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To Honor the Black Coal Miners
and Keep Their Legacy Alive

The Black Coal Miner was recruited by International Harvester and U.S. Steel to work and live in the coal camps of Benham and Lynch. They came in search of a better life, better schools, medical care, improved housing and a living wage. Many died on duty, many were physically disabled from accidents but many live on today and we thank them for giving us hope in the mountains. Once in the coal mines, the black miners quickly gained work skills which included the safe and effective use of explosives, proper ventilation of work areas and property roof support procedures. Despite the hazards of mining and economic penalties such as being short weighed at the scales, black coal miners saw life and work in coal towns as opportunities for themselves and their families. It is with love and respect we honor you. (T. Wagner, P. Obermiller, W. Turner, C. Sundy)

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Date Added Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327850 N 4092890
Decimal Degrees36.96638333, -82.93383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.983', W 82° 56.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 58.98" N, 82° 56' 1.8" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 566-570 Pirate Way, Lynch KY 40855, US
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