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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1940 Elmer McDaniel, age around 30, miner of McRoberts, was accidentally killed in 214-A mine Friday morning. According to friends, Mr. McDaniel had cleaned up his place in the mine and was preparing to go home when a huge slate fall came, crushing him to death. Operators of coal mines in Letcher County should lose no time […]

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