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The Mine at Seco


[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the old South Eastern Coal Company mine in Seco, Kentucky (central eastern United States).]

Entrance to the mine.
For a closer view, see my diary,
Nov. 26, 2005.

This is the small mine that gave the town of Seco its name and its very existence. Although elsewhere in Letcher County huge mines were operated by equally huge companies — International Harvester at Benham; Consolidation Coal Company and later Bethlehem Steel at Jenkins — this little mine was run by a commensurately small company, the South Eastern COal Company, now long gone.


[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the old South Eastern Coal Company mine in Seco, Kentucky (central eastern United States).]

At the entrance, you can stand up, if you're short; but soon enough you'll be working lying down on a trolley in very cramped quarters.


[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the old South Eastern Coal Company mine in Seco, Kentucky (central eastern United States).]

[image ALT: zzz. It is a view of the old South Eastern Coal Company mine in Seco, Kentucky (central eastern United States).]

A close‑up of the coal seam to the right of the entrance.


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