Old Mingo County “Coal War” Era Photos in Color

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If you’re a regular reader of Appalachian Magazine, chances are that you’ve heard the country song that says, “You should have seen it in color.”

Now, thanks to technology made possible by Algorithmia, we can at the very minimum sneak a quick glimpse into what Mingo County must have looked like a hundred years ago… and the sights are pretty breathtaking!

Construction of Dingess Tunnel, 1892
Construction of Dingess Tunnel, 1892

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Dingess Tunnel, 1890 - 1915 era
Dingess Tunnel, 1890 – 1915 era

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Dingess Train Depot,, 1890 - 1915 era
Dingess Train Depot,, 1890 – 1915 era

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Matewan Train Depot, 1920s
Matewan Train Depot, 1920s

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"Smile'n Sid Hatfield", the legendary Matewan gunslinger
“Smile’n Sid Hatfield”, the legendary Matewan gunslinger

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  1. We travel through Dingess every week, and through the Dingess Tunnel, which is going through and update of repairing walls, ceiling, and installing new LED lighting! I was born in Matewan, and lived on the Tug River most of my life.

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