Category: Appalachian History

Coal miner’s children on way to get groceries.

Sept 1938 – “Coal miner’s children on way to get groceries. All these wires are alive, carrying from 250 to 530 volts. People and children are often knocked down, sometimes killed. This is the main and only thoroughgare to company store and school, from their homes (in background). The “Patch,” Chaplin, West Virginia” : Marion Post Wolcott photographer ~ US Farm Security Admin. #minerslife #minerskids #Appalachia

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