Movie Trailer of HarlanCountyUSA
B. Koppel, 1976(you need Quicktime to play)full movie available from Amazon, Deepdiscount & others.
John L. Davis and wife Edna Davis (Hoskins) Retired 1954 from Balkan Mining to Hances Creek after 30 plus years.

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1st Edition
June 15, 2007
Note to readers: Herman returned to Hero's homecoming. The younger brother of Harvey Wilson Born March 16, 1908 , who died from slate fall in Mining injuries Aug. 11, 1945 at the age -37 yrs old-Catherine Miracle recalled visiting Harvey in Harlan Hospital and indicated Harvey had a lot of pain from the three breaks in spine.

Herman is the son of "Ike" Wilson, a miner and brothers Ed, Joe, "Sil" and brother in law Ward Miracle, all miners from Balkan.

Update: Brenda Davis provided a picture at the Hances Creek, Ky-click for larger picture
Special Edition
Haulin the Coal to the Nation
to Hances Creek Home
Fast back to 1947
Pictured is a colorized Black and White photo of:

Vivian Wilson pulling a wagon with David Thompson, son and Peggy Jackson, niece in regular miner housing, 1947

Thanks to James Walters for this picture of Train from Balkan northbound to Loyall, Ky.
World War II Paratrooper returns to Balkan 1945
D- Day/Pacific Vet Returns
Train from Balkan northbound to Loyall, Ky.
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