Vacation 2011 | Part 2 | Coal Mining

Coming up with fun stuff for Rob to do where I grew up can be a little challenging sometimes. I have started to revert to memories of elementary school field trips and it turns out those little excursions can be so amazing the second time around. Below are some images from a trip inside a coal mine in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Yeah..being a coal miner is horrible. The working conditions were terrible, the coal mining company owned the whole town and all of the stores, and kids had to go to work at 7yrs old. I have a whole new respect for the people who worked and lived in the coal region. 

Todays wiki fyi:
Some pretty important people(you know, besides me) from the coal region: Joe Biden + Hillary Clinton's dad.