806; His Name Was Walter

806; His Name Was Walter
Language English
Author: Margaret Ann Hoffman Bonnie Sue Gordon
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
Pages: 236
Published: November 22nd 2016
Genre: Uncategorized

Historical tale of a coal mining family in the early 1900's.

The story opens in 1914 and runs through 1930. The authors of the book started out looking for some family history and discovered their family's voice.

The book follows a young family from coal patch to coal patch. After five children and just about as many coal towns they settled in an idyllic coal town. It was far more family and safety friendly than the other coal mining towns of that day. This story includes trials and tribulations of working in the coal industry, an accusation and a trial. The book comes to a close two years after one of the largest mining accidents in the history of the United States.