LITERATURE

BOOKS BY PAULINE HAGA:

There are also some private printings of books by her at the Raleigh County Public Library, like "Down on the Gulf," a compilation of her newspaper articles in the Beckley Post Herald.

BOOKS FROM THE C&O HISTORICAL SOCIETY - CLIFTON FORGE, VA:

  • "Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields"
  • "Chesapeake & Ohio, Coal, and Color"
  • "Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in the Coalfields of West Virginia and Kentucky"
  • "Coal Mine Directory, October 1950"

    OTHER AUTHORS:

  • W.P. Tams, Jr. - "The Smokeless Coalfields of West Virginia - A Brief History"
  • George D. Torok - "A Guide To Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley" (The title is a misnomer, as the book actually covers Mingo, McDowell and Logan Counties, as well as Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia)
  • H.B. Lee - "Bloodletting in Appalachia" (about UMWA wars)
  • David Sibray - "Raleigh County 1899-1999: A Century of Pictures"
  • Jim Wood - "Raleigh County, West Virginia" and "Raleigh County Mine Deaths in 1891-2000"
  • Mary Legg Stevenson - "Coal Towns of West Virginia" and "From Affinity to Winding Gulf"
  • Melody Bragg - "Window To The Past" series (Fayette County)
  • Stan Cohen - "King Coal" (subtitled "A Pictorial Heritage of West Virginia Coal Mining")
  • Dennis Deitz - "The Layland Mine Explosion" - First-hand accounts of the mining disaster at Layland and a second chapter about deep mining at Quinwood, WV.
  • Dr. Stuart McGehee and Eva McGuire - "A Century of Stewardship - The History of Pocahontas Land Corporation"
  • James E. Casto - "Southern West Virginia Coal Country" (postcard picture book)
  • Richard Flanigan - "The Sing of Gassy Coal...Shaft Sining For Mines"
  • Alex Schust - "Gary Hollow" and "Coalwood" (also touches on Caretta, and Six)
  • "West Virginia Panoramic Coalfield Photography" - beautiful Red Ribble pictures
  • George Hughes - "Son of a West Virginia Coal Miner"
  • David Corbin - "Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coalfields" (UMWA union wars)
  • Rebecca Bailey - "Matewan Before the Massacre"

    OUT OF PRINT BUT WORTH SEARCHING FOR:

    • "History of the West Virginia Coal Industry" by Phil Conley (1960) - The inspiration for this website
    • "The New River Company" by Robert Craigo(1976)

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