The mine and coal camp at Wyco were built in 1914 by the Wyoming Coal Company. Their Jack Pot mine in the Pocahontas No. 4 seam proved especially productive. The mines were later operated by the Amigo Smokeless Coal Co. Pittston Coal Co. was the last operator of the Wyco coal mines, which probably closed in the 1970s or '80s.

This tipple (partially shown) and powerhouse are gone today (Image courtesy of "Tribute to the Coal Miner Vol. 4, with permission)

In 1924 Roberts and Schaefer constructed this "Dry Cleaning" preparation plant at Wyco. (Image courtesy of Eastern Regional Coal Archives, Bluefield, WV)

Part of the camp.(Feb. 2001 image by author)

Probably superintendent's house. (Feb. 2001 image by author)

A church is precariously perched on the mountainside at Wyco. This church has since been restored. (Feb. 2001 image by author)

The school and church for the African-American miners and their families. (Feb. 2001 image by author)

Remains of a coal mine fan. (Jan. 2003 State Historic Preservation Office image)

The Wyoming Coal Company store at Wyco - long gone now. (Image contributed by anonymous reader)

The superinetendent's house when new. (Image contributed by anonymous reader)

Another view of the super's newly-constructed residence. (Image contributed by anonymous reader)



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