I drove down into the Trough Fork valley, snaking down a narrow two-lane blacktopped road and came across my first sight of the coal camp.
But what made Glen Rogers notable in the grand scheme of coal mining in the state? Glen Rogers was constructed by the Raleigh-Wyoming Mining Company inwith the 1 mine opening three years later.
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But it was not rosy.
Mining accidents were quite common in the early history of the coal producing counties, but the most notable at Glen Rogers was an incident that occurred on November 6, that killed 27 men and trapped another 30 at the 1. The cause of the explosion was likely the ignition of methane gas from the back fire of a shot, or a spark set Ladies seeking real sex Hanston short-circuiting wires.
By the time of its closure, a total of employees were killed at Glen Rogers, making it one of the most dangerous places Woman seeking woman for sex work in the state.
Glen Rogers is notable in that much of the town still exists. While the multitude of company houses have been mostly demolished, the hotel still exists many years after its abandonment.
Inside, the remains of crude toilets, marked with the crescent shaped carved into aged wood, call back to an earlier time. The company store is a partially collapsed mess, with only the shell remaining, and the amusement hall and fueling station is in a state of disrepair.
The elementary school, now an assisted living center, is still in use and in good condition. Ading it is the high school, constructed in to replace and earlier structure, although it is in poor condition for having been abandoned for nearly twenty years.
Inside, some of its history remains: desks and Wife seeking casual sex CO Westminster 80021 are piled up in some of the rooms, while others are used for storage for the assisted living center. Water leaks throughout the building, and the second floor is all but sealed off due to a weak roof.
Glen Rogers is one of the more preserved coal camp communities in West Virginia, and was once one of the largest.