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MEMORIES OF LIVING IN BUCKEYE HOLLOW, WV

Materialfurnished by Reta Phillips Hill, BHS Class '61

( L - R ): Cousins Dickie Bailey and Harold Bailey

It is believed that this photograph was made in the early 1930 in front of the No.2 Buckeye Tipple that is located in Buckeye Hollow just north of Freeman, WV. These boys were the children of brothers Buster Bailey ( Wife Edna ) and Cletus Bailey ( Wife Lora ). Both these families were a part of the Buckey coal mining community in the early 1930s. They were sons of Alex Bailey. Cletus is featured as the engineer on the historic Porter Coal Engine that is posted the Buckeye Tipple page. The photo of this Buckeye Tipple is one of only a few photographs that exists of his tipple. The tipple and all the houses of Buckey Hollow were torn down in the late 1940s. Only small sections of railroad tracks remain in that once thriving coal mining community.

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