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This Town In West Virginia Was One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The Nation In The 1900s

Mining has always been one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. But in 1907, Monongah, West Virginia was certainly one of the most dangerous places in the country. The Monongah Mining Disaster killed hundreds of miners and is still considered the worst mining disaster in the history of the nation.

Though it’s dangerous, coal mining has long been the pride of West Virginia. Take a look at these historic photos.

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.