Tag Archives: World War I

When the war ended, all the coal mine whistles blowed

My father was a coal miner back in the…well, he went into the coal mine when he was 12 years old, and he came out when he was 47. And he worked through the First World War, well he worked, that’s all he ever done, ’till he came to the farm. But he worked through […]

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First World War I POWs Arrive at Hot Springs, NC

This article appeared on the This Day in North Carolina History blog on June 8, 2013. It is reposted here with permission.   On June 8, 1917, the first of 2,300 Germans arrived by train at Hot Springs to begin life in a World War I internment camp. Their civilian merchant ships had been docked […]

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