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From: "Debbie Wood" <>
Subject: [VAWYTHE] Mining in Virginia/WV
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 01:12:24 -0400 (EDT)
Thanks; I will add some mining info I came across while looking for my greatuncle
Shelton's fatal mining accident.
>From "Chataigne's 1888-89 Virginia Business Directory - Pulaski County "
Mines - Coal
Altoona Coal and Iron Co. - Altoona
Belle Hampton Coal and Iron Co. - Belle Hampton
Cloyd, James M. - Dublin
Howe, John D. - Dublin
Tyler & Hurt - Dublin
Mines - Iron
Crosler Steel and Iron Co. - Reed Island
Forney, D. S. - Reed Island
Radford Iron Mines - Radford Furnace
Bertha Zinc Co. - Pulaski Station
There is (was) also a mine in Pulaski County. It was ran by a gentleman
> Parrott, as where the name Parrott community came from.
in google search if ind in WV mining disasters a mine called pulaski
in eckman wv explosion of powder..was an iron mine dec 14 1906
>From CVC henson
Smoking had been a problem at the Parrott mine, just a few miles west of Blacksburg.
Two men had been fired recently for trying to smuggle cigarettes in, one in a
biscuit and another in a shoe. On the afternoon of January 18, 1932, there was a
terrific explosion three thousand feet under the ground which left six men dead.
Fans had pulled a lethal concentration of methane from some inactive workings. Two
cigarette butts were found at the point of ignition. (11)
1/10/1909 Carbon Hill Gayton, VA 6 Coal Explosion
12/14/1910 Greenco Tacoma, VA 8 Coal Explosion
7/16/1912 Carbon Hill Gayton, VA 8 Coal Explosion
12/15/1917 Yukon No. 1 Bluefield, WV 18 Coal Explosion
1/18/1932 Parrott Parrott, VA 6 Coal Explosion is in Pulaski CO VA
2/27/1932 Boissevain Boissevain, VA 38 Coal Explosion
6/13/1932 Splashdam No. 6 Splashdam, VA 10 Coal Explosion
think this one is in TN - BOKAISH, John age 46 b. So. Ger. d. April 27, 1909, (Burra
Burra mine accident) #69235
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