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Tipple of the East Gulf Coal Company at East Gulf, WV, circa 1919
1925 map of East Gulf and vicinity

The early coal mines in the East Gulf area transported coal to market via the Stone Coal Sub-Division, a branch line railroad jointly operated by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and the Virginian Railway.

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East Gulf Coal Company

1917: No. 1-8
1918: No. 1, 2, 3, & 4
1919: No. 1
1920: No. 1, 3, & 4
1922: No. 3, 4, & 5
1923-25: No. 3 & 4
1923-26: No. 5


1920: East Gulf Coal Company, East Gulf Nos. 1, 3, & 4; 147,380 tons produced

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C.H. Mead Coal Co.

1930-1941: Various mines

1921: C. H. Meade Coal Company, East Gulf Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 4

Variant Names for East Gulf, WV

Eastgulf

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Additional Sources of Information

The following article about the Lego mining operations of the Fire Creek Smokeless Fuel Company from The Black Diamond, Vol. 62 can be read and downloaded (PDF) at Google Books.

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