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Coal

Coal has been central to West Virginia’s economy for over 100 years. How much do you know about these coal-related events?


1

Miners have given this nickname to a dangerous geologic formation that increases the risk of roof falls in underground coal mines.

2

Who was president of UMWA District 17 at the time of the 1921 Miners' March on Logan?

3

The first coal in the New River Coalfield was shipped from this town.

4

Which of the following doctors is NOT known for publicizing the dangers of black lung disease in coal mining?

5

Which mine disaster led to passage of the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act?

6

The peak year for 20th century coal production in West Virginia occurred during which decade?

7

Prior to the 1930s, what percentage of miners in southern West Virginia lived in towns owned by coal companies?

8

In this 1968 mine disaster, six miners survived for 10 days despite being trapped deep in the mine.

9

What John Sayles film depicts a deadly event from the West Virginia mine wars?

10

In 1955, Logan County surpassed which one of the following as the leading coal producing county in the nation?


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