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Robert P. Lihani
Tates Creek High School (Lexington, KY)

An Historical Study of the Economic Impact of Mine Closings on Company Towns

To prepare a book and pictorial exhibit recording the struggle of ten towns, founded by the James Coal Company in the 1890s; in the face of mine closings. The heritage of an economic and social era of the industrial history of eastern Appalachia will be preserved in old and new photographs.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,761 (approved)
$2,761 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978