Fairmont Coal Region Pictures, Maps, and History
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The Fairmont Coal Company Story
Fairmont Coal Company’s roots lie with James Otis Watson (1815—1902).
Fairmont coal and its history in the Marion County region of West Virginia was touched upon in a speech by West Virginia's Ex-Governor A. B. Fleming* to those attending the winter meeting of the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute, held at Fairmont, West Virginia, on December 4-6, 1911. The address is recorded in The 1911 Proceedings of the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute, and Larry Brian Radka has taken the liberty of adding several annotated photographs to embellish the Govenor's firsthand recollection, which ran as follows: . . .
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