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Abandoned school (Butcher School) in Fairmont, WV Abandoned Ohio, Abandoned Buildings, Abandoned Places, Wonderful Places, Beautiful Places, Places To Travel, Places To Visit, West Virginia History, Country School

Butcher Elementary

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…

FAIRMONT, W. Dec 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. Sixteen Tons, West Virginia History, Historical Fiction Novels, Coal Miners, Marion County, Mother Jones, Mountain States, Heaven On Earth, Candy Recipes

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

Monongah Mine WV The Monongah Mine Disaster (December caused the deaths of more than 360 men and boys, and the 1968 Farmington Mine Disaster (another mine with a history of safety problems) killed 78 miners. Virginia Hill, Coal Miners, Marion County, Appalachian Mountains, Thats The Way, Heaven On Earth, World War I, American History, The Past

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…

The Marion County Historical Society & Museum's mission is to promote and preserve local history which dates back to, and beyond, Colonial times through activities, partnerships and sponsored programs. Inverness Castle, West Virginia History, Marion County, Virginia Homes, Historic Houses, Abandoned Mansions, Take Me Home, Historical Society, Genealogy

Marion County Architecture | Marion County Historical Society & Museum

The Marion County Historical Society & Museum's mission is to promote and preserve local history which dates back to, and beyond, Colonial times through activities, partnerships and sponsored programs.

1907 --- In West Virginia's Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history. Virginia Hill, West Virginia History, Virginia Homes, Coal Miners, Marion County, Appalachian Mountains, Beautiful Sites, Historical Photos, East Coast

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…

Welcome to Main Street Fairmont - A happier, healthier place to call home. Main Street, Street View, Virginia Hill, Marion County, Old Building, My Heritage, Genealogy, Paths, Maine

Home | Main Street Fairmont | Fairmont, West Virginia

Main Street Fairmont is leading the community to create a more prosperous, active, and beautiful downtown.

Birdseye view of Mannington, West Virginia West Virginia History, Marion County, Take Me Home, Family History, Ohio, City Photo, Scale, Childhood, Heaven

Birdseye view of Mannington, West Virginia (1897) - the BIG Map Blog

T.M. Fowler's birdseye map of Mannington, West Virginia as it appeared in 1897.

Barrackville Mine Disaster 1925 in Barrackville WV Virginia Hill, West Virginia History, West Va, Marion County, Coal Mining, Ol, Closer, Paris Skyline, Distance

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.

Jamison No 7 Mines October 1916 Barrickville, WVa wem Virginia Hill, West Virginia History, Coal Miners, Marion County, October 19, Heaven On Earth, My Father, Ancestry, Wyoming

Barrackville Mine Disaster

Jamison No 7 Mines October 19, 1916 Barrickville, WVa wem

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. Virginia Hill, Marion County, Small Boy, Heaven, Bucket, God, History, School, Glass

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.

Jo Before, Monongah Glass Co. by Lewis Hine West Virginia History, School Terms, Lewis Hine, Workers Rights, Marion County, 12 Year Old, 1 Year, Working Class, Working With Children

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.

Monongah High School - Bing Images I don't know what year this was taken, but this is my High School. It is now being used as Monongah Middle School.Loved my school! My High School, I School, Middle School, West Virginia History, Marion County, Virginia Homes, Mountain States, Famous People, Bing Images

Monongah High School - Bing Images I don't know what year this was taken, but this is my High School. It is now being used as Monongah Middle School...Loved my school!