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Lecture “Coke Oven Ruins in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve”
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Coking spurred the growth of coal mining in the area of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve of West Virginia during the late 19th century. This program describes the coking process and the documentation of 632 coke ovens in several of the park’s coal mining towns. Fuerst serves as NPS archeologist and NPS historian and is president of the West Virginia Archeological Society. He holds an M.A. in archeology from Southern Illinois University. https://wvculture.org/grave-creek-mound-archaeological-complex-announces-april-programs/
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