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BEELICK KNOB

This is a coal camp just beyond the town of Meadow Bridge, WV. It was a coal operation opened by the Beelick Knob Coal Co. in 1920, and was in the Pocahontas No. 6 coal seam. 74 men worked at Beelick Knob in 1923. Later owned and operated by Standard Fire Creek Coal Company from 1939 to 1953. Mining Later coal was trucked to Beelick Knob from other coal mines and loaded on the train there.


This is how the Beelick Knob coal operation appeared in it's prime. (Image by Red Ribble, courtesy of www.cirkut.org)


Today the tipple and company store are gone, but these company houses remain in various stages of alteration from their original appearance. (Mar. 2005 image by author)


Another style of company houses in the Beelick Knob coal camp. (Mar. 2005 image by author)


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