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Publisher Description

Van Lear was a sparsely populated farm community at the dawn of the 20th century. Known originally as Miller’s Creek, its pastoral nature was soon lost as it transformed into a thriving municipality. John C. C. Mayo, a young schoolmaster, was the force behind this development. With his geologic knowledge and his forward-looking business savvy, he foresaw the economic power of the veins of bituminous coal that lay undisturbed in much of Eastern Kentucky. Mayo and a small nucleus of businessmen acquired vast tracts of land and mineral rights. In the case of Miller’s Creek, these holdings were sold to a corporate behemoth, the Consolidation Coal Company (Consol). Mayo became one of Kentucky’s wealthiest citizens, and Miller’s Creek became Van Lear.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
February 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Arcadia Publishing Inc.
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
27.3
MB