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Craney Park and Coal Seam

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1930s. Main St. at south end of Mt. Hope

This circular park structure with open arches was built of rough sandstone blocks to cover a public fountain. Nearby a block of coal rests on a pedestal, and across Main Street is a natural outcropping of bituminous coal, framed by a sandstone surround. The Sewell seam at Mt. Hope averaged 5 feet in thickness and was mined and sold as New River Smokeless Coal.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Craney Park and Coal Seam", [Mount Hope, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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