"The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company opened the Walston mine in 1882 and the Adrian mine in 1884," Sharpe said, adding that the Walston mines had an average daily production of 3,000 tons of coal per day. Sharpe said there were two lines of coke ovens — totaling 700 — which produced 50 railroad cars of coke per day. She said it was during this time that Walston and Adrian grew from nowhere. "There were 700 ovens in Walston, and Adrian had 440," Sharpe said, adding that changing coal into coke made it easier to ship and fill 100 railroad cars per day. Southern Jefferson County was becoming known world wide because of its large amount of coke ovens, she said. Sharpe said Walston had the longest unbroken string of coke ovens in the world. "There were 432 ovens forming a line 1-1/4 miles in length," Sharpe said. According to a map of Clayville (West End of Punxsy), there were coke ovens also snaking down Sawmill Run, which was a perfect location for what the industry would need, she said. Sharpe said before the coke could be produced, the owners needed a way to transport it, which is how the railroad grew throughout the region. - See more at: http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/content/coal-coke-histories-run-deep-punxsy-surrounding-areas#sthash.Tgk1pXbr.dpuf
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The West Virginia cultural museum hosted a panel on the importance of Blair Mountain to Union and Coal aficionados yesterday. During the "official" panel there was hardly a mention of the current efforts of out of state coal mining companies to destroy this piece of history and the psychological & economic impact it could have as a tourist attraction. Best quote of the afternoon: In the school system West Virginia history is Morgan Morgan lived in a tree and fought Indians, the civil war and that's the end of it... never a mention of the largest insurrection our country has seen. They don't want to teach kids the power of organizing. Blair Mountain use to be on the national registry of historic places and therefore protected from strip mining. Legally, locals may object to the historic designation if they choose. The effort to rustle up objectors netted 2 zombies who now live peacefully in the heart of a millionaire coal exec somewhere. Mo'Fo' http://www.friendsofblairmountain.org/
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This may be the only mine in the Little North Santiam Mining District that has not been gated or sealed shut. The reason it hasn't been gated is because this mine is extremely difficult to find as it lies thousands of feet up Elkhorn Mountain. Finding this mine was treacherous but also very fun since none of the trails or adits are marked on current maps. This mine has 1000+ feet of horizontal workings but we were only able to make it through a few hundred due to safety concerns. I'll revisit this mine later with a gas monitor so I can safely explore the remaining tunnel.
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Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (NYSE:KYN) Chairman, President & CEO Kevin McCarthy will ring the NYSE Closing Bell tomorrow to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary of listing. About Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company is a non-diversified, closed-end fund that commenced operations in September 2004. Our investment objective is to obtain a high after-tax total return by investing at least 85% of our total assets in energy-related master limited partnerships and their affiliates (“MLPs”) and in other companies that operate assets used in the gathering, transporting, processing, storing, refining, distributing, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal (collectively with MLPs, “Midstream Energy Companies”). (Source: Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company.)
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The average amount of debt for a student graduating from vet school is $135,000. The American Veterinary Medical Association has tools and tips to help you manage your debt while pursing your dream of becoming a veterinary professional. Find the AVMA Personal Financial Planning Tool and other resources at http://www.avma.org/veterinaryeconomics
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Snowshoe Mountain welcomes the members of the West Virginia Harley Owners Group to the mountain July 10-14! Tons of great games, live music, and of course some of the best mountain roads in the country!
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (Version 3) Jules VERNE , translated by F. P. WALTER Originally published 1870, this recording is from the English translation by Frederick P. Walter, published 1991, containing the unabridged text from the original French and offered up into the public domain. It is considered to be the very first science fiction novel ever written, the first novel about the undersea world, and is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax - Summary by Michele Fry Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Travel Fiction Chapters: 1:15 | Introduction 12:20 | 1-1. A Runaway Reef 29:22 | 1-2. The Pros and Cons 43:22 | 1-3. As Master Wishes 55:22 | 1-4. Ned Land 1:12:15 |1-5. At Random! 1:27:56 | 1-6. At Full Steam 1:48:13 |1-7. A Whale of Unknown Species 2:05:17 | 1-8. "Mobilis in Mobili" 2:24:49 | 1-9. The Tantrums of Ned Land 2:41:04 | 1-10. The Man Of The Waters 3:02:02 | 1-11. The Nautilus 3:21:39 |1-12. Everything through Electricity 3:38:19 | 1-13. Some Figures 3:55:10 |1-14. The Black Current 4:22:52 | 1-15. An Invitation in Writing 4:41:57 | 1-16. Strolling the Plains 4:57:14 | 1-17. An Underwater Forest 5:14:02 | 1-18. Four Thousand Leagues Under the Pacific 5:34:33 | 1-19. Vanikoro 5:59:28 | 1-20. The Torres Strait 6:19:46 | 1-21. Some Days Ashore 6:44:41 | 1-22. The Lightning Bolts of Captain Nemo 7:09:26 |1-23. "Aegri Somnia" 7:29:58 | 1-24. The Coral Realm 7:49:50 | 2-1. The Indian Ocean Our Custom URL : https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks Subscribe To Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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