Photos, Prints, Drawings Plaque beside the Beckley Courthouse commemorating the mining disaster at Eccles in 1914

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Hufford, Mary
Dates 1998
Location Beckley
Raleigh County
Raleigh County Courthouse
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects April
Cultural Landmarks
Eccles (W. Va.)
Local History
Mining Disasters
Plaque beside the Beckley Courthouse commemorating the mining disaster at Eccles in 1914
Contributor Names
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 17, 1998
Subject Headings
-  Local History
-  Mining
-  Cultural landmarks
-  April
-  Spring
-  Eccles (W. Va.)
-  Mining disasters
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Raleigh County Courthouse
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Beckley
-  Text of plaque reads: "In 1891 Royal Mine on the New River was the first to open in Raleigh County. From 1891 to 1991 county mines produced in excess of 791 million tons of coal, while accidents claimed the lives of 2,121 miners."
-  Event: Visit to Raleigh County Courthouse.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C072-09
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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