Strange Tales of the American South

Coal mining stories, culture, travel and history

The Ghost of Thurber, Texas

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The rise and fall of Thurber, Texas – a mining ghost town with a real ghost? Written by Bob Hopkins

Coal Mining in Appalachia

Monday, May 4th, 2009

History of coal mining in southern Appalachia, and how it radically transformed the region

No Greater Love

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country of one tortured man’s supernatural experience with the ultimate act of love. Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis.

The Black Dog

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country about a miner’s strange and life changing experience with a mysterious black dog.

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