{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.

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.

Photographed by Mathew Brady between 1844 and 1860 as a half plate daguerreotype. Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Photographed by Mathew Brady between 1844 and 1860 as a half plate daguerreotype. Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Appalachian People - The Turpins  The Turpin family was among Horace Kephart's first mountain acquaintances. Shown in the photograph above, this family typifies an often overlooked view of the early 20th century Appalachian home.

Appalachian People - The Turpins The Turpin family was among Horace Kephart's first mountain acquaintances. Shown in the photograph above, this family typifies an often overlooked view of the early 20th century Appalachian home.

Quite simply, O’Reilly reminded the world once again that people of the Appalachian Mountains are still the only cultural group in America that many people have the audacity to ridicule publicly. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Quite simply, O’Reilly reminded the world once again that people of the Appalachian Mountains are still the only cultural group in America that many people have the audacity to ridicule publicly. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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