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Company to sell Burdine, Dunham, Jenkins and McRoberts








This week in 1946, miners and their families living in the town of Dunham, seen above in May 1930, were receiving word that Consolidation Coal Company was getting out of the real estate business and selling all of its company towns in eastern Kentucky, beginning with the Van Lear camp in Johnson County. The company assured residents it would remain in the coal mining business. (Photo courtesy UK Digital Library/David A. Zegeer Collection)

This week in 1946, miners and their families living in the town of Dunham, seen above in May 1930, were receiving word that Consolidation Coal Company was getting out of the real estate business and selling all of its company towns in eastern Kentucky, beginning with the Van Lear camp in Johnson County. The company assured residents it would remain in the coal mining business. (Photo courtesy UK Digital Library/David A. Zegeer Collection)

Coal camp houses like these two in Jenkins were about to be put up for sale by Consolidation Coal Company in Spring 1946. This photo was taken in 1914, about two years after the houses were constructed by Consol. (Photo courtesy UK Digital Library/David A. Zegeer Collection)

Coal camp houses like these two in Jenkins were about to be put up for sale by Consolidation Coal Company in Spring 1946. This photo was taken in 1914, about two years after the houses were constructed by Consol. (Photo courtesy UK Digital Library/David A. Zegeer Collection)

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