Monthly Archives: April 2008

Deborah Weiner discusses her book ‘Coalfield Jews’

We caught up recently with Dr. Deborah Weiner, author of “Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History.” Central Appalachia’s coalfields were home to thousands of Jews between the 1880s and 1950s. Dr. Weiner, research historian and family history coordinator at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, tells their story meticulously and movingly. Her book has been awarded the […]


The largest Sunday school in Eastern Kentucky on the L & N R. R.

Mount Vernon Signal [Rockcastle County KY]April 09, 1909 S. B. Ramsey is building a new room to his butcher shop near the railroad crossing. The Mt Vernon baseball boys have their new outfits which are first class and up to date and Wednesday fully expect the boys to make a good showing this year. BIRTH: […]

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