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Filled coal cars line the tracks at Middleton.
This is a view of the Bee Hive Coke Ovens at Mine No. 63, Monongah, W. Va.
Caption on back reads, 'Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company, the largest operationg coal company in the world.  This picture shows the company unloading coal in Livorno, Italy.'
Headframe, plant, and train cars at former Four States Mine.
Caption on back reads, 'Fire in the ventilation system or fan house of the Gaston Mine, 1912.  This mine was opened by James Otis Watson in 1874. Located at Watson and closed in 1925. It was located in what is now the present boundary of the friendly city of Fairmont.'
Caption on back reads, 'Picture of Perry Vernon with his lard oil miner's lamp in the Monongah mine previous to that mine's explosion in 1907. Mr. Vernon resided in South Side Fairmont, hastily gathered a group of rescuers a few minutes after the Monongah explosion occured and was the first party to reach the scene of the explosion. The group traveled by a special street car which was operated by James O. Watson, II.'
'American Coal Company formed in 1852, James Otis Watson, President. First bituminous coal mine to ship commercial coal west of the Alleghany Mountains. Gabled home in the background was the Ogden home.'
Coal mine facilities on a hillside.
'Eckhart mine located between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland. This was the first railroad shipping mine in America. it was opened in 1842 when the B&O railroad reached Cumberland, Maryland's George's Creek Coal field. This mine and James Otis Watson's mine opened at Fairmont, Virginia in 1852 were the nucleuses of the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company. This was the first mine in America to be located on a railway.'
'Note the wooden mine car. It is of the Barnestown shaft which was the first shaft, of 100 feet in depth, in the valley.'
View of town with railroad going past miners houses.