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Three Scenic New River Mining Towns to Visit

July 13, 2011 9:19 am Published by 5 Comments

Southern West Virginia was built on coal mining and one doesn’t have to look very hard to find an old coal mining town. But the coal towns of the New River Gorge are a bit different. They were small and remote, etched into the side of the mountain and mostly cutoff from each other except […]