Digging Deeper: George’s Creek Library Presents Perspectives of a Coal Mining Community

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Join us for an engaging and enlightening event at the George's Creek Library, where we delve into the captivating world of coal mining from two distinct perspectives.

In this event, we are privileged to have two exceptional speakers who will shed light on different aspects of mining. Bucky Schriver, local historian, will delve into the technical aspects of coal mining, providing insights into the intricacies of mining processes, techniques, and history. His expertise will offer a comprehensive understanding of the industry's technical intricacies.

Complementing Bucky's technical exploration, we are thrilled to welcome Polla Horn, who will take us on a personal journey through the fascinating realm of mining. Horn will focus on the remarkable resilience and fortitude displayed by women and children who have been a part of mining communities. They will touch upon various aspects such as survival strategies, the importance of education, recreational activities, and other personal experiences that shaped the lives of these individuals.

Through Horn's captivating narrative, we will gain valuable insights into the untold stories of the unsung heroes who contributed to the success and vitality of mining communities. Their stories will offer a broader perspective, showcasing the human side of mining and the impact it had on the lives of those involved.

This event promises to be an eye-opening and thought-provoking experience, highlighting both the technical intricacies and the personal aspects of mining. Whether you have a keen interest in the technicalities of the industry or are curious about the human stories behind it, this event is designed to captivate and educate audiences of all backgrounds.

Join us on at 5:30 PM on June 5 at the George's Creek Library to explore the multifaceted world of mining. This is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse facets of this industry.



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