Photos, Prints, Drawings United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground. Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in background.

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1996
Location Marfork
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Umwa Local in Former Church
United Mineworkers of America (Umwa)
Year Round Work
United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground. Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in background.
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
January 31, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Mining
-  Winter
-  Signs
-  Year-round work
-  January
-  Evacuations
-  UMWA local in former church
-  United Mineworkers of America (UMWA)
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Marfork
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Packsville
-  When Marfork Coal company, a subsidiary of Massey Coal Services, opened a non-union mine at Marfork, just above Packsville, the local union opened an outpost at the church. The signs on the church register the church's support for the UMWA and the UMWA's support for Charlotte Pritt, the Democratic candidate for governor in 1996, who lost to Governor Underwood, the Coal industry's candidate.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C065-11
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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