This abandoned school is Butcher Elementary, abandoned for at least 25 or so years. Last time I was here, a little over a year ago, it was boarded up tight, but this time it was wide open. A kid on a bike yelled at me while I was taking this picture and told me he was callin' the cops. Thanks, kid. Last time I was here, kids were still playing on what's left of the playground. I found some historical pictures of this place but they are copyrighted so I can't post them or link to them, but if…
West Virginia Coal Mines
FAIRMONT, W. Va. Dec 9, 1907 - At 2 o'clock officers of the mine announced fire under control and said rescue work would resume. Another body has just been taken from the mine. wem
Brian is on "Suite 101.com" again. This time, it is the Coal Mine Disaster in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.
The recent terrible tragedy which took place in Montcoal, West Virginia brings to mind a similar, but even greater tragedy which shook the mining community to it's foundations in 1907 -- “I was out on the loaded track and was looking toward the mouth of number 8 and the first thing I knew I saw timbers and everything flying through the air…. followed by black smoke. It seemed to me the smoke was afire. It seemed to me it was a short distance in the air, maybe fifty or sixty feet.” This was…
Marion County Architecture | Marion County Historical Society & Museum
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Friday December 6, 2013
340th Day of 2013 / 25 Remaining15 Days Until The First Day of WinterSunrise:7:11Sunset:4:509 Hours 49 Minutes of DaylightMoon Rise:10:23amMoon…
Barrackville Mine Disaster
1916 Barrackville Mine Disaster There were several mine diasters at Barrackville mine over c. 100 years. The mine was some distance across the Barrackville bridge from the primarly residential district of Bville on the side of the bridge closer to Fairmont.
Mannington Glass Works. Uses no small boys (below 15): These are average: manager said they do not believe in working boys that ought to be in school. Say it pays to use large boys, as they pay them same as small ones--$1 a day: employ 60 men and 30 boys 15 to 18 years: no young girls. Location: Mannington, West Virginia.
1 photographic print.
Monongah Glass Co., Fairmont, W. Va. Jo Before a glass wks boy going home, 5 P.M. He says he is 12 years old, and has been at it one year: is a "ketchin-up-boy" $.70 a day: says glass business is all right. Asked if he was going to be a glassblower when he grows up, he said "Sure!" (See 185) Goes to school during school term: asked is [sic] he had to, he answered "Don't unless I want to" asked why he went then, said "Want to learns something." 1908. Location: Fairmont, West Virginia.
1 photographic print. | 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in.