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Echoes Of Elkol, The Story Of A Western Coal Camp

  • 276 Pages
  • 4.66 MB
  • English
Pronghorn Press
History: American, History, History - U.S, United States - State & Local -
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8810333M
ISBN 101932636080
ISBN 139781932636086

Echoes of Elkol: the story of a western coal camp. [Dorothy Wright; Norris Tratnik] -- History of Elkol, a coal mining town established in in Lincoln County, Wyo., by the Elk Coal Company. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Echoes of Elkol is meticulously researched and masterfully written to the extent that the narrative reads like a good novel.

Recorded herein are the voices of the souls who fed the forges that built this country; all aficionados of American history should read this book/5. Echoes of Elkol, the Story of a Western Coal Camp Jun 1, by Dorothy Wright, Norris Tratnik Paperback.

Though life in that small coal camp was hard, the people pulled together to create a rich sense of community and the times were not devoid of simple entertainment, of fun and of friends.

As they did in Echoes of Elkol, Dorothy Wright and her collaborators have once again pieced together the story of a small coal mining community in southwestern Wyoming and its two even smaller neighbors, Blazon and Star : $   As she did in her previous books about the region, Echoes of Elkol, The Story of a Western Coal Camp and Glencoe, Spelling Out Western Coal Camp History, Dorothy Wright and her collaborators have.

Echoes of Elkol, the Story of a Western Coal Camp, by Dorothy Wright Category: Book about a specific region Rating: ♥♥♥♥ A lot of the land around southwestern Wyoming is seemingly empty of anything other than sagebrush and dirt, but there are underground oil tanks, open pit coal mines, and freight train stops scattered around the countryside.

In the early to mids, the coal camps of Reliance, Dines, Winton, and Stansbury emerged from the hillsides and desert in southwestern Wyoming due to the increased need for coal. The miners and their families The Story Of A Western Coal Camp book came to these coal camps were a true melting pot, bringing with them different races, religions, and customs from all over the s: 1.

The book is awesome, I mean the best cowboy book in the World no hold bars!!!!. If I had my way, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee would sit in a room, with me there of course and create the movie together. Each of them bring there A+ game.

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" - Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places. EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. 25 Photos of Kentucky Coal Camps During the s and s. Kentucky is home to Pike County, which is the largest supplier of coal in the U.S. However, we were also home to many other coal companies all across the state.

Each one had their own store, settlement and set up for miners. Dorothy Wright, who co-wrote the book “Echoes of Elkol” with Norris Tratnik, examines a gift basket at the “Coal Camps and Memories” dinner at the museum on Thursday, Sept.

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Michelle Tibbetts) Attendees enjoyed sharing their stories and memories of coal camps and the struggles those early miners and families went through. My dad was a Island Creek Coal Co. Miner (#22).

A special dinner for Christmas day. We kids from the coal camp would gather on the road in front of our homes, and skate back and forth on the road. Back then there was only a car on the road occasionally, we simply moved off the road when an automobile needed to pass.

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Eaglehawk and Crow. Welcome to Western Mining History. Featured Mining Town: Randsburg, California. Gold was discovered at Randsburg, California in when the nation was in the midst of a depression.

The desert prospectors that converged on Randsburg comprised what was known as a "poor man's camp". Some of them had to abandon their claims out of hunger while.

Books shelved as coal-mining: Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, How Gre. The coking coal markets were strong back then and Western Canadian interests began to make further plans to expand into this opportunity.

Aerial view of Michel / Natal in the early `s. In the Corbin show was once again re-opened under the name Byron Creek Collieries and began shipping thermal coal to Ontario Hydro. A coal patch (called "coal camp" outside of Pennsylvania) is a town where everything was built and owned by a coal company, including schools, churches, stores, theatres, and residential structures.

Coal patches in Western Pennsylvania generally date from the s through the s. I have an old Post Office sign from the original coal town of Elkol, WY.

My Dad actually found the sign buried in the sand under an old rubbish heap in the ruins of the old post office. It's in pretty good shape, a little rust and a few bullet holes, but the paint is pretty good, raised black letters on a.

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(Nation: Coal Mining) By Cherry, Sheila R Insight on the News, Vol. 18, No. 33, September 9,   This is Wright's third book covering the small mining towns in that part of Wyoming; the first two were Echoes of Elkol and Glencoe, Spelling Out Western Coal Camp History.

([c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR). Lincoln County is nestled near the southwest corner of d init emerged from land previously encompassed by Uinta County, which was one of the five original counties of theLincoln County was divided, when Sublette and Teton counties were created out of.

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Dorothy Wright is the author of The Complete Guide to Basket Weaving ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The Complete Book of Basket /5(2). The book Glass Castle also took place in Welch. A couple of places of interest from the photos below include The Elkhorn Inn and the Elkhorn Tunnel.

From Wikipedia. Landgraff is one of many historical coal camps in the famed Pocahontas coalfield. The town is named after Constance Landgraff Andrews, the wife of a coal company executive. The old Pioneer Hotel still echoes from a hundred years of poems, lies and lost dreams.

There was an arts and crafts festival in the s that says it was the first cowboy poetry gathering. The fact is that the first cowboy poetry event in Elko where polite society was invited took place April 3, when Badger Clark came to Elko and.

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Coal Camp Maps. Company towns were more than simply arenas of conflict. The fact that the coal industry mushroomed in an area that had been thinly settled by farmers and grazers meant that such towns had to be built to attract and house workers.A coal camp named Windsor Heights in southern Brooke County.

This company town was constructed by the Windsor Power House Coal Co. between and (Apr.

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image by author) Windsor Coal Company was mining coal in Brooke County at least as far back as the s. In later years Windsor Coal Co.

was a subsidiary of CONSOL. For some 85 years, the Nuttallburg mine and coal camp provided work and a way of life for many African Americans. A coal company usually purchased or leased land around the mining operation on which to construct a town. A typical coal camp consisted of the tipple, coke ovens, a company store, church, school, post office, and company-owned housing.