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UBB Mine Disaster Memorial has helped some heal

UBB Memorial at Whitesville
All it took was a spark to ignite an explosion that sent hurricane-force winds tearing through mines beneath the mountains near Montcoal in southern...

Historic Nuttalburg mine, ghost town may be accessible soon

The Nuttalburg tipple greets visitors to a remote corner of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
Access to one of the most important mining heritage sites in the U.S. will reopen again soon, though officials have no timeline for restoration...

Grant funding available for coal heritage projects

Map of the National Coal Heritage Area
The National Coal Heritage Area Authority is seeking proposals for funding for projects that support community efforts to interpret, preserve, and promote coal heritage...

How Pruntytown reformatory became a bogeyman in W.Va.

A farmhouse at Pruntytown was once part of the infamous boys' reformatory complex.
If you were a young boy growing up in West Virginia prior to the 1980s, there's a chance your misbehaviors were met with the...

Vacation destination in West Virginia once a bloody Wild West

Montgomery, West Virginia, as it appear about 1910. (Photo: Joe Green Collection)
For millions of tourists, Fayette County, West Virginia, is a destination for healing and rejuvenation—a wonderland of hiking and biking trails and whitewater-rafting rivers....

Nightmarish mummies attracting curious to rural Philippi

The fingers of a Philippi Mummy are drawn into crippled fists.
Stored for years in an old barn, the creations of a rural mad scientist, the hardened twin cadavers known as the "Phillipi Mummies" are...

Mine Wars scholar: new generation rediscovering conflict

Miners are armed for battle during the West Virginia Mine Wars.
A new generation is discovering the history of the West Virginia Mine Wars, says a scholar who will speak as a guest lecturer Oct....

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