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A General Store Allowed Miners to Trade for Necessities

  • Date Submitted: 06/05/2013 12:21 AM
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The Sand maker   engineer from Hongxing points out: the six generation sand maker has many advanced characteristic; in order to improve the kinetic energy in the premise of saving the electric energy, balance wheel is added on the basis of the original sand maker; production effective has been greatly improved. It is more quick and convenient to adjust the fineness of to-be-crushed material due to the counter-attack board. The observation door in the side of the six generation sand maker brings great convenience to the staff. To sum up, the advantages of the six generation sand maker including: simple structure, small erosion, high efficiency, high quality and energy saving.
In a coal camp, the company owned all the properties, the houses and everything associated with the camp. Miners who worked there, just worked for wages and the pay they received was not enough to provide decent living for their families. The houses were mostly four rooms without indoor plumbing, there were no streets, just dirt lanes filled with coal ashes from the 'warm morning' stoves that were used to heat the home. Some houses only had a single fireplace for heat in the cold winters.
A general store owned by the company, allowed the miners to trade for necessities. The miners used company monies called script which could only be redeemed, at the company store. Tennessee Ernie Ford had it right with the song lyrics 'I owe my soul to the company store'.
Organized labor came into being, thanks to the United Mine Workers and John L. Lewis. This changed pay and mine conditions for the miner.Prior to the union, life was not easy. Folks had to 'make do', which in my opinion made stronger and better people. This life did me no harm it made me a better person who appreciates what I have today, I am sure others who have experienced this life can give testament to that.I made this web site for those who have experienced this life and can appreciate what it means to be a coal miner's son or...


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