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                    West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training

Photos from West Virginia’s Mining History (early 1900's)


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Bathhouse 1914.(21581 bytes)
Bathhouse scene 1914.

Shortwall Coal Cutter.jpg (57603 bytes) Miners operating a Shortwall Coal Cutter.

 

Working at the Face.jpg (57416 bytes) Miners working a the face, early 20th century.

 

miner with a canary (29211 bytes) Miner with a canary.

 

jeffery mining machine (322771 bytes)   Jeffery Shortwall Coal Cutter (note exposed chain drive).

 

Gathering Locomotive (504252 bytes)  Gathering Locomotive and trip (note: passenger is smoking).

 

 eccles west virginia 1916  Eccles West Virginia - 1916

 

early loading machine (516859 bytes)  Early Loading Machine (note: flame safety lamps hanging in background)

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