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RAVEN PEERLESS MINE

This was one of the last coal camps to be constructed in 1947. The Peerless Mine near Hookersville, Nicholas County, W.Va. was opened by the Raven Peerless Company in 1947. It was served by a spur of the Strouds Creek and Muddlety Railroad, and later the Baltimore & Ohio.

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Remaining coal company houses along Route 55. (Feb. 2016 image by author)


Former Raven-Peerless Company store. (Feb. 2016 image by author)


These buildings may be left over from the mine. (Feb. 2016 image by author)


(Feb. 2016 image by author)


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History of coal mining. History of West Virginia. History of Kanawha County West Virginia. History of Fayette County West Virginia. History of Raleigh County. History of Wyoming County. History of McDowell Couinty. History of Beckley WV. Pocahontas Coal Seam. Historic Pictures. Historic Photographs. Historic books. Historic Maps. Bluefield History. Beckley history publications. History. Polish immigrants. Slovak immigrants. Italian immigrants. West Virginia immigrants. Appalachian music. Appalachian culture. Historic architecture. Historic buildings. Historic towns. Organized labor. Unions. United Mine workers. Archives. BECK LEY P O S T -H E R A L D . B EC K L E Y , W . V A ., T H U R S D A Y MORNING, J U L Y 18. 1916 RAVEN PEERLESS CO, INCORPORATED BY BECKLEY PEOPLE S U M M E R S V I L L E , J u l y 17 — T h r e e B e c k l e y p eo p le h a v e o r g a n ized a c o r p o r a t i o n to c a r r y on f u t u r e b u si ne s s o p e r a t i o n s in N i c h olas C o u n t y u n d e r t h e n a m e o f the R a v e n P e e r l e s s C o m p a n y . I n c o r p o r a t o r s of the $150,000 b us i ne s s , ac o r b i n g to t he S e c r e t a r y of s t ate, a r e E. S. P u s h , jr . , J o h n R H o r n b r o o k a n d M a r y B. H o r n b r o o k , all of Beckley. H o r n b r o o k said t h e c o m p a n y , w h i c h a t t h e p r e s e n t t i m e " o w n s n o t h i n g " h a s b e e n o r g a n i z e d f o r f u t u r e t r a n s a c t i o n s in r e a l e s t a t e a n d b u i l d i n g a n d poss ibl y m e r c h a n d i s i n g in t h e N i c h o l a s c o a l fields n e a r H oo k er s v i ll e. F. S. P u g h , sr., p r e s i d e n t o f Ralei gh S m o k e l e s s F ue l C o m p an y, sal es a g e n c y for t h e L i l l y b r o o k C o al C o m p a n y , f i r m s r e c e nt l y sold to t h e B l a c k s t o n e C o a l C o m p a n y , a M a r y l a n d c o r p o r a tion, still is a s s o c i at e d in N i c h o l a s C o u n t y w i t h d e v e l o p m e n t of R a v en Coals. Inc. E. S. Pugh, Sr., president of the Raven Peerless company, has announced the purchase of the i Campbell coal mine at McMillions Creek. The transaction was made I Saturday The mine formerly was owned S:-^Uge"e , C;.a mpbe;-l-l;,/ Gauley I,Bllage- Pr°duction of the Peer less Seam began m Ma* 1939- and the mine now produces approximately 200 tons per shift.