Sunday, August 30, 2015
Mineral Ridge Miners
O is for Ohio-Mineral Ridge Miners from Celeste Friedman on Vimeo.
I understand that most of the images in this video are not from Mineral Ridge. Even so, I think it gives a good feel for the work of coal miners. Watching and listening, I feel sorry for the men, boys, and animals who spent so much of their lives underground without the benefit of daylight performing such labor-intensive work.
I do not have ancestors who mined coal in Mineral Ridge, but I have coal-mining ancestors in other parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania.