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Henry Ford’s Kentucky Coal Camps: My Great-Aunt’s Memories

Stone coal miners at Eastern #8 Lamphouse 1944

I recently spent a week in Kentucky with my Great Aunt Buntin in the video above. She is the youngest and only surviving sibling of six, all of whom born in the 1920’s and 30’s in a Kentucky coal camp near the West Virginia state line. Coal camp life was tough, yet Buntin …

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Appalachian Coal Heritage Tourism: Yes, This is Important

This week in my TV interview, I highlighted some “Coal Heritage Tourism Sites” in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, where the mining industry provided not only income, also a way of life to its workers and extended communities. Why is this important and interesting? Why in the world would you …

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Piracy on The Ohio: Cave In Rock, Illinois

Dateline: 8/4/10 After a little bit of trouble with my bike in Hannibal, the great team at Gateway BMW in St Louis, MO upgraded its brain (who knew?!). One thing I’m learning  is to take life however it comes, including unexpected mechanical failures.  Without the need for a brain upgrade, I …

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Day 2, a Great Beginning

Recap: Day 2 My first day solo, riding through WV and KY. Adventures with the Kentucky Conga Line. Lunch at Callihans Pub & Grill Day 2, Lunch at Callihans Pub & Grill from TamelaRich on Vimeo. Quite a party at Callihans for the Conga breast cancer cause. Thanks, Dee Maddox …

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