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Company Store Scrip

You load sixteen tons, what do you getAnother day older and deeper in debtSaint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t goI owe my soul to the company store ‘Sixteen Tons’Tennessee Ernie Ford Until the late 1950’s, when changes in federal and state laws, along with changing economic realities doomed the practice, many companies […]

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The porches were screened but the coal dust still came in

Moore Hollow boomed during 30’s and 40’s 
By Lois Kleffman Jackson County Sun [KY] Date Unknown What was it like in Moore Hollow after the mines got started? Luther Powell of Sand Gap says, “It was booming. New York didn’t have any more business than Moore Hollow. You could sell any piece of coal you […]

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