Press Release (ePRNews.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mar 06, 2017 - Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining in the Hocking Valley
Authors David Meyers, Elise Meyers Walker, & Nyla Vollmer will be available to sign copies of book
Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining in the Hocking Valley is an addition to The History Press. This book is written by local authors David Meyers, Elise Meyers Walker and Nyla Vollmer.
As early as 1755, explorers found coal deposits in Ohio’s Hocking Valley. The industry that followed created towns and canals and established a new way of life. The first shipment of coal rolled into Columbus in 1830 and has continued ever since. In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus. Lorenzo D. Poston became the first of the Hocking Valley coal barons, and by the start of the twentieth century, at least fifty thousand coal miners and their families lived and worked in Athens, Hocking and Perry Counties.
Authors David Meyers, Elise Meyers Walker and Nyla Vollmer detail the hard work and struggles as they unfolded in Ohio’s capital and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds.
Highlights from the book include:
· In recognition of its value, lumps of coal came to be called “black diamonds.”
· For more than 130 years, an underground mine fire has been burning at New Straitsville.
· In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus.
Join the author for a signing:
Where: Barnes & Noble
3280 Tremont Road
Columbus, OH 43221
When: Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
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