Tag: West Virginia

Beckley, West Virginia

Cliff, a retired miner, led us into an empty coal mine, nostalgically explaining that the purest, most honest day’s work is done by miners, in the mines, with fellow miners. We have infinitely more respect for the dangers our miners face and the lives that they lead after the tales we heard and the work sites and pictures of men we saw that spoke to the difficulty of their conditions in a thankless grind of repetition.

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