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Take a few steps back in time and discover what it was like living in a company house in the coal camps of West Virginia. The city of Beckley has restored a three room house from Sprague, West Virginia. The coal camp and house were once owned by the New River Coal Company, dating back from 1925 through the 1940's.
A community of houses were built and owned by the coal company. The working men and their families rented a house suitable for the size of their family. Coal camps had all the necessities to function through everyday life, such as a company store, company doctors and churches.
The company towns and company stores are fading fast. We have only our memories that linger to tell the stories.
Visit our underground mine and experience what the early working days of mining were like and hear the stories of life in the coal camp at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley, West Virginia.