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The Overnight City: The Life and Times of Van Lear, Kentucky, 1908-1947

The Overnight City: The Life and Times of Van Lear, Kentucky, 1908-1947

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Van Lear, Kentucky, may be one of the most-celebrated coal-mining towns in the Southern Appalachians.

Created by Consolidation Coal Co., it grew so big, so quickly, that one newspaperman called it "the overnight city," but its status and stature faded quickly after Consolidation sold its interest in the town in the 1940s.

The Overnight City: The Life and Times and Van Lear, Kentucky, 1908-1947 uses contemporary newspaper accounts to create a vivid portrait of a proud and self-reliant community from the days before World War I through Prohibition and the Great Depression to World War II.

The Overnight City gives readers a glimpse into ordinary life during an extraordinary period of the early 20th century.



Author: Clyde Roy Pack
Publisher: Storyatom Media
Published: 07/07/2014
Pages: 180
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.38d
ISBN: 9780692251720

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