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Bluefield, W.Va., preserving coal heritage

Work is under way for a walkway exploring Bluefield, W.Va.’s history with the railroad and coal industries in West Virginia.

Construction began Tuesday on the railroad and coal heritage interpretative walkway.

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall secured a $600,000 federal grant for the project.

The Coal Heritage Authority says preserving the area’s coal heritage through the interpretive signage is important not only to Bluefield but to the entire coalfields region. (AP)

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