View from Southern Coal Corporation's coal camp at Bradshaw. I think this photo says it all about Appalachian coal town life in the 1940's. You have the wash tubs hanging on the house; the outhouses; pile of house coal (lower left); and the tipple at the bottom of the hill.- MCDOWELL COUNTY
Remembering the Birth of Labor Day in West Virginia ~ Mother Jones, the "Miner's Angel", came to national attention in 1912-13, during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike in West Virginia, because of the publicity resulting from frequent violence. In 1923, when she was 93 years old, she was still working among striking coal miners in West Virginia.