Monday, March 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday, West Virginia Coal Mines


Coal Mine in West Virginia



June 2004
This photo was taken by my daughter Brittany from a moving car, 
while on our way to Beckley, WV. 
We were just outside of Charleston, WV when she took this. 
We come from a long line of miners. 


3 comments:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

A beautiful and intriguing photo. I can't imagine going down into the earth to work for hours on end. But I know we as a nation have gained so much because of their dangerous work.
Your daughter did a great job from that moving vehicle!

Terri O'Connell said...

Judith, Thanks for stopping by and reading. I'm with you I could never do this job. We took a tour of a closed mine and the conditions these men worked in was horrible. Not to mention their safety. But, that is why my family moved from there. I have been told Grandpa was a little accident prone.

As for the picture, she took a few awesome shots from the moving car. She was about 13 at the time. She has such an eye for photography!

Again thanks for stopping and posting.

amyrebba said...

beautiful picture. I live up here in north Idaho where we have silver mines. They look a lot a like.