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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

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1889–1953. New River Park, south side of Ewart Ave., 1 mile north of intersection with Harper Rd. (WV 3)
  • Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

This municipally operated exhibition mine, one of coal country's main attractions, has provided Beckley with a motto: “the city with a mine of its own.” Recently, a typical miner's house, superintendent's house, and coal-camp church, all from company towns in Raleigh County, have been re-erected near the mine opening. The West Virginia Youth Museum and Mountain Homestead, featuring a re-created log house, barn, one-room schoolhouse, and, of course, a moonshine still, are adjacent to the exhibition mine.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine", [Beckley, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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