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PIERCE, WV

This was another Davis Coal & Coke coal mine and coal camp in Tucker County, WV. They designated this one their No. 40 coal mine.


Abandoned company house in Pierce, WV. This is the same style of home that Davis C&C used at nearby Thomas/Coketon. (Dec. 2005 image by author)


There are only a few houses left in Pierce, and none of the coal mining complex is extant. (Dec. 2005 image by author)


This was the "Italian Band" in Pierce many years ago. In all of the Upper Potomac Coalfield I would say that the Thomas-Coketon-Pierce area attracted the most Italian immigrants. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church was founded in Thomas, WV in 1893 and remains an active parish into the 21st Century.

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