Kellys Creek Chronicles: The Illustrated Diary of James Alexander Jones, a West Virginia Coalminer, 1870-1939 William Roosevelt Hudnall

ISBN: 9780971112919

Published: August 31st 2005

Paperback

220 pages


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Kellys Creek Chronicles: The Illustrated Diary of James Alexander Jones, a West Virginia Coalminer, 1870-1939  by  William Roosevelt Hudnall

Kellys Creek Chronicles: The Illustrated Diary of James Alexander Jones, a West Virginia Coalminer, 1870-1939 by William Roosevelt Hudnall
August 31st 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9780971112919 | 4.69 Mb

James Jimmie Alexander Jones, coalminer, kept a diary for 70 years. As a boy he watched the Yankees burn Richmond then migrated to the new West Virginia. Jimmies diary of over 14,000 entries took four years to evaluate and about 2,000 were usedMoreJames Jimmie Alexander Jones, coalminer, kept a diary for 70 years. As a boy he watched the Yankees burn Richmond then migrated to the new West Virginia. Jimmies diary of over 14,000 entries took four years to evaluate and about 2,000 were used in the book.

Over 100 photographs and drawings complement the diary entries and the author has added scholarly and authoritative sources to validate Jimmies observations. Jimmie observed the daily life of a coalmining community of the late 19th and early 20 centuries and kept abreast of the conflicts between management and labor during that period.

Jimmie was an inventor, farmer, sportsman, budding artist and recorded historical moments in the era in which he lived. The book is a great genealogical source with names of people whom Jimmie knew over the 70 year span. Jimmie was a gifted coalminer.



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