Memory of a Miner

a true-life story from Harlan County's heyday

Downtown Evarts in the late 1940s. The building in the center divides what at that time was the shortest one-way street in the country.

Kenvir Miners, Kenvir KY, Harlan County, Memory of a Miner, Carbide Light

About the Book

31 camp, 31 tipple, Kenvir, Black Mountain, Peabody Coal Co

Memory of a Miner – a book about
Harlan County, coal mining, coal
miners, and coal wars.

Here’s more of what you’ll find inside . . . 

This book will let you see firsthand what these days were really like.

Who Would Enjoy Memory of a Miner ?

If you have mining in your roots or in you own life…
…the day-to-day challenges, risks and victories revisited in Memory of a Miner will resonate with you.  Even though it is the recording of one miner’s experience, it truly captures the life and times of all Appalachian miners of that day.

If you are riveted by reading true-life action/adventure…
…there are ample one-of-a-kind stories that will keep you turning pages to the very end.

If you’re a student of southern Appalachian history…
…you’ll appreciate both the historical integrity of this book as well as the personal and intimate perspective it offers.

And if you enjoy stories about salt-of-the-earth folk who fight for what they believe in…
…you will love Memory of a Miner.  This narrative fleshes out the robust day-to-day life of real people who knew how to work hard and play hard.

Thanks for reading!

Mike

P.S.  Whether you have an interest in mining…or history…or just love a good read – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you’ll enjoy sharing in the memories of this particularly intriguing miner.  And if I were to guess, I’d say that by the time you’re done reading you’ll feel like this miner is an old friend!

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