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Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work.  They aren't even standing up.

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. They aren't even standing up. (My father-in-law was a coal miner for many years.

The Beckley, West Virginia, Exhibition Coal Mine portrays the history, culture and character of this coal-mining region. The main attraction is an underground tour, led by a veteran coal miner. Visitors travel 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, riding in authentic shuttle cars from the mine entrance, to old working areas of the coal mine and back. The facility includes a 14,000 square foot company store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop.

The Beckley, West Virginia, Exhibition Coal Mine portrays the history, culture and character of this coal-mining region. The main attraction is an underground tour, led by a veteran coal miner.

Child Labor at the coal mine - turn of the century.

Child Labor at the coal mine - turn of the century. Another example of the need for child labor laws.

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground. Canaries were used in the coal mines, to detect methane gas. If the canary died, the miners knew they had to leave or they would die as well.

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith - coal dust all over their faces!

Coal mining vintage photo. Getting coal out of a "COALBANK" as they were called. A little cave on their own land,that was full of coal.

Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields thanks to Jack Wright!

Japan’s Shime coal mine, abandoned for over half a century.

Shime Mine Tower Known to some as the ‘Anti-Zombie Fortress’. It has become a popular destination for haiyako, a fairly recent trend of urban exploration with a focus in abandoned ruins and photography.

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says there are more U.S. jobs in solar industry than coal mining | PolitiFact Rhode Island

Sheldon Whitehouse says there are more U. jobs in solar industry than coal mining

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