Nov 14 2012

West Virginia Coal House

Published by at 12:55 pm under entertainment

While touring the historical markers of the Hatfield & McCoy feud, we stopped at the Coal House in Williamson,West Virginia. Built of coal masonry, the house is now used as the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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The building’s construction in 1933 was organized as a publicity stunt by O.W. Evans of the Norfolk and Western Railway, who wished to create a symbol of the “Billion Dollar Coalfield” centered on Williamson. While it is known as the “Coal House”, it has never been a residence.
sited: Wikipedia.org

While looking over coal country memorabilia, the concierge told us about a UFO sighting a few days prior to our visit.

We also enjoyed her account of a visit from Frank & Mike from the popular television show, American Pickers. Having acquired a court document pertaining to the Hatfield & McCoy feud, Frank & Mike did some bartering and worked it out so that the chamber of commerce can now show the document in their showcase.

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