Coalwood, WV, was considered a model mining community in the 1930s.
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I wanted to see this historical coal village before it vanishes forever.
The road to Coalwood takes us through downtown War.
War is home to Big Creek High School.
This is where Homer went to school and was inspired by his teacher to pursue his dreams. He did just that. And Homer won the National Science Fair in 1960 putting Big Creek High School and Coalwood on the map.
Keep in mind that he first saw Sputnik in the night sky in October of 1957