N&W in 1909--New branch

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
November 12, 1909

Pocahontas Mining Corporation Will Develop 3,000 of its 20,000 Acres

Regarding a report that the Pocahontas Mining Corporation will develop 20,000 acres of coal lands at the head of Big Creek, near Tazewell, Va., the Manufacturers' Record has been informed that the company owns almost 20,000 acres of coal lands in McDowell county, W. Va., and Tazewell and Buchanan counties, Va., but has not determined to what extent it will develop them. The company has constructed a branch railway from Richlands, in Tazewell county, on the Clinch Valley division of the Norfolk and Western, to the property, and will probably develop about 3,000 acres at this time. George W. St. Clair of Tazewell, Va., and Thomas M. Righter [or maybe Richter] of Mt. Carmel, Pa., are interested, and Malcolm Smith of Big Stone Gap, Va., is the engineer in charge.
[Presumably this became the N&W's Big Creek Branch out of Richlands.]

Gordon Hamilton
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