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Coal Mining Tipples

From the late-1800's through the first-half of the Twentieth-Century coal mines blanketed the hillsides and hollows of the West Virginia Coal Fields The coal from the mines of West Virginia was of a grade that made excellent "coking" coal. Because of this, the coal from West Virginia fueled the blast furnaces of the nation's steel foundries during the Industrial Revolution.  During World War II, the state's coal fields produced the millions of tons of coal needed for the nation's war efforts.
 
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Beckley Mine - Beckley, West Virginia (WV)
Tipple / Powerhouse - Beckley Mine - Beckley, West Virginia - circa 1908.

Prosperity Mine - near Beckley, West Virginia (WV)
Tipple / powerhouse - Prosperity Mine - near Beckley, West Virginia - circa 1908.

Spraque Mine - near Beckley, West Virginia (WV)
Tipple / powerhouse - Sprague Mine - near Beckley, West Virginia - circa 1908.

Skelton Mine Tipple - near Beckley, West Virginia (WV)
Tipple / powerhouse - Skelton Mine - near Beckley, West Virginia - circa 1908.
Babcock Coal & Coke, coal mining tipple, in the New River Gorge
Tipple - Babcock Coal & Coke Company - on Manns Creek Railroad - Sewell, West Virginia.

 
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More West Virginia Coal Mining Pictures

Coal Mining Tipples -- Photo Collection #2
More photos of tipples from the heyday of coal mining in West Virginia.

Coal Mining Tipples -- Photo Collection #3
Still more pictures and photos from the West Virginia coal mines.

(Coal Mining) Company Stores
Pictures and photos of the stores owned and operated by the West Virginia coal companies.

 
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