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MARY ALICE, KY


According to Kentucky Coal Education's website, Mary Alice mine was opened in 1945, which is pretty late date for a coal company town. It was named after Mary Jane Buttermore and Ruth Alice Buttermore, the daughters of the founder of the coal company (Harry Buttermore). (2017 image by author)


The way the houses all have the same roof really gives Mary Alice, Kentucky the coal camp look. According to the website mentioned above, Mary Alice Coal Co. closed the mine in 1957. (2017 image by author)


I only saw these coal camp houses remaining at Mary Alice. I didn't see any mine ruins, but then again I didn't look to hard, either. (2017 image by author)

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