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[[Image:Besoco Company Store of the-Beckley Smokeless Coal Co.jpg|thumb|Company store at Besoco, circa 1919]]
 
[[Image:Besoco Company Store of the-Beckley Smokeless Coal Co.jpg|thumb|Company store at Besoco, circa 1919]]
 
[[Image:Besoca WV ca 1922.png|thumb|Town of Besoco, WV, ca. 1922]]
 
[[Image:Besoca WV ca 1922.png|thumb|Town of Besoco, WV, ca. 1922]]
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[[Image:Miners at Clyde Mine Besoco WV ca 1922.png|thumb|Mines at the drift mouth of the Clyde Mine at Besoco, WV]]
 
[[Image:Besoco-Lego-Pickshin-Lillybrook-Princewick.jpg|thumb|1929 map of Besoco and vicinity]]
 
[[Image:Besoco-Lego-Pickshin-Lillybrook-Princewick.jpg|thumb|1929 map of Besoco and vicinity]]
  

Revision as of 00:59, 10 May 2015

Company store at Besoco, circa 1919
Town of Besoco, WV, ca. 1922
Mines at the drift mouth of the Clyde Mine at Besoco, WV
1929 map of Besoco and vicinity

Town name from Beckley Smokeless Coal Company.

The early coal mines in the Besoco 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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Beckley Smokeless Coal Company

1917-1920: No. 1 and 2 (Besoco)

1920: Beckley Smokeless Coal Co., Nos. 1 & 2, Besoco P.O.

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1920: Clyde Pocahontas Coal Co., Nos. 1 & 2, Besoco P.O.

1919-20: Clyde Pocahontas Coal Company, Nos. 1 & 2

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Leccony Smokeless Coal Co., circa 1933

1933-1951: Besoco mine

1948: Besoco Nos. 2 & 3

1943-45: Besoco & Poca. No. 3

1925-1929: Beckley And Clyde mines

1928-1939: Beckley mine

Variant Names for Besoco, WV

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Map

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Additional Sources of Information

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