Article: Coal and the Caste System in America

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Mon Mar 21 11:25:35 EDT 2011

Coal and the Caste System in America:
This week's article about modeling early 1970's coal country.
It's amazing to me how the coal towns were just as "caste" organized as the
cotton farms down south.
The photo for the week shows the town Red Ash, Virginia in Tazewell County with
the N&W cars down in the valley and the "boss's" house up on the hill.
Hope you enjoy,
Gene Bowker

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