Bachelor's Shanty

Bachelor's Shanty (HM1MAZ)

Location: Beckley, WV 25801 Raleigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.057', W 81° 11.801'

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Room for one. From the coal camp in Helen, WV, this one room dwelling dates back to the early 1920s. It was built for and occupied by a single miner or a married miner living away from home while working in the coal mines during a work week. The married miner would return home to his family on the weekends. This simple space is a good example of getting by with the bare necessities. It is warm and dry with just enough space for a chair, stove, bed, and a few essentials. Compare this dwelling with the Miner's House and the relatively lavish Superintendent's House located nearby. Picture caption: Typical Coal Company housing showing a mix of homes and shantys. Photo courtesy of Mary Stevenson, Coal Towns of West Virginia, Vol. II.
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Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482681 N 4181899
Decimal Degrees37.78428333, -81.19668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.057', W 81° 11.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 3.42" N, 81° 11' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 509 Ewart Ave, Beckley WV 25801, US
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