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Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

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Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

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Scarce PALATINE POTTERY Co. / PALATINE / W VA Stoneware Jug w/ Cobalt Rearing Horse Designs -- July 19, 2014 Stoneware Auction by Crocker Farm, Inc.~♥~

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from USA TODAY

Incredible fall foliage hikes

Leaves changing colors at the Old Mill on Skyline Trail in Babcock State Park, Danese, West Virginia.

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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

Fiesta settings are displayed at the Homer Laughlin China Co. showroom at the company's headquarters in Newell, W.Va. The line currently has 15 colors.

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