appalachia Newsletter


June 27 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far.

This summer here where I live promises to be hot, dry and very dangerous for the wildfire season ahead of us. Warnings have already been posted for no campfires or outdoor burning. The little mountain behind me will show scars of a recent fire that will last till probably next spring when, hopefully, we will get enough rains to encourage new growth of the sage, beautiful wild grasses, and other brush.

Have you ever taken a tour of old abandoned coal mining towns? It is really something to see. Signs of the past may be hard to find in some places, yet they are there if one looks deep enough into the woods of the Appalachian Mountains.

Here is my latest article from the Appalachia site at

Coal Mining Towns Linger In The Past
These memories and traces of a way of life are not from a fiction story, they are as real as the woods and time that have taken over and hidden many old abandoned coal mining towns throughout the Appalachian Mountains.

Here is a great video that will give you a more clear picture of abandoned coal mining towns:

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Till next time, may all your roads lead you safely home. Walk in peace and harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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