" OUT-OF-THE-ATTIC "
FROM SINAI MOUNTAIN, WV
|Featured is a young
Mitchell Press Robinson who owned a farm on Sinai
Mountain and was married to Della Mae Bailey Robinson
(1/01/1900- 1972). The Robinsons raised their sixteen
children on this working farm that produced many crops
including surgar cane that was used to make many gallons
of "black strap" mollasses. Della was the
daughter of Alex Bailey
who was the nightshift foreman for the Buckeye Coal Mines
and was very well known throughout the local coal fields.
The Robinsons lived their lives out on this Sinai farm.
Press died in 1971, one year before his wife, Della died.
This photograph was taken at Frogtown which was a area of Goodwill. The railroad is visable and the path that went through the laurel bushes and up the hill to Cletus and Lora Bailey's house can be seen on the left side of the picture. That road was the main road from Siana Mountain into "Goodwill" before this coal mining community was named Goodwill. The Goodwill brothers opened the initial mining operations in that southern West Virginia coal field in November 1886.
( Photograph furnished by Reta Phillips Hill, BHS Class 61. Picture location details by Ken Bowen. )
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