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Black Diamond: Mining the Memories

$25.00

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236 page paperback edition, published by the Black Diamond Historical Society.

Fiurst published in 1988, this book is an oral history of life in a company town. The book’s editors conducted thousands of hours of oral history interviews, then paired them with photographs to create a fascinating account of Black Diamond’s past. The book reveals a time when coal mining was one of the most prevalent industries in the nation. The life that surrounded coal mining was hard, but simple, and the new and prospering town of Black Diamond, circa 1900, was a place where multiple nationalities convered to earn a living, raise their families, and share their diversifed cultures. It was a time of transition and transformation, as the town weathered the coal mining disasters, faltering economy, and the constraints of life in a company town.

Black Diamond: Mining the Memories

$25.00

Black Diamond: Mining the Memories Image

236 page paperback edition, published by the Black Diamond Historical Society.

Fiurst published in 1988, this book is an oral history of life in a company town. The book’s editors conducted thousands of hours of oral history interviews, then paired them with photographs to create a fascinating account of Black Diamond’s past. The book reveals a time when coal mining was one of the most prevalent industries in the nation. The life that surrounded coal mining was hard, but simple, and the new and prospering town of Black Diamond, circa 1900, was a place where multiple nationalities convered to earn a living, raise their families, and share their diversifed cultures. It was a time of transition and transformation, as the town weathered the coal mining disasters, faltering economy, and the constraints of life in a company town.