June 2008

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Alum Cave Bluff

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TENN. Alum Cave Bluff is a monstrous ledge of black slate that gives the impression of a cave. The name comes from the dep...
Has coal helped Appalachia?

Has coal helped Appalachia?

Coal provided jobs and income for several generations when little else would. While it would be great to phase out its use, the money it still provides to thousands of families will be hard to replace anytime soon....