30 November 2005

A company town

There's a number of places within easy driving distance that are on the go-visit list. One such place is Lynch, Kentucky.

Lynch probably has a population of about 1000 people today, if that many. But, back in 1917 it was the largest coal camp in the world with a population of 10,000.

I've mining in my heritage, so there's a subtle pull there to go see how the grandparents lived in those times and in those conditions. Kind of hard to explain, but it's there.

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