Post by retirednurse on Sept 8, 2007 11:36:49 GMT -5
Hi, My name is Wilma Day Turner. I'm the daughter of Clarence and Melda Baker Day of Polls Creek of Leslie County. I'm looking for pictures of my dad while he worked at Blue Diamond Coal Mines on Leatherwood, Ky.. My dad worked there approx. 20-25 years. He retired from the mines in 1987. My dad passed away March 2, 1997. I am looking for pictures of him working in the mines or around the mines. My email is email@example.com. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
I'm looking for information about my father-in-law that worked in Blue Diamond Mines in 1977 1978. His name is Donald "Buddy" Ray Watson. He got killed during the mine strike in april 1978. Any information or pictures would be gretly appreciated. My email is Tha_Pimp_69_2000@yahoo.com Thank You
Post by fightergirl on Feb 19, 2008 1:33:20 GMT -5
My husband's papaw and uncles worked and retired from Blue Diamond..not sure where though. His papaws name was Theo Adams, not sure of the uncles names. If anyone has any pictures with them in them that would be great to get a copy from you. I would even pay for them. They are from Leslie County...Coon Creek. Thanks for your help.
There are many people who have worked there in Perry, Leslie and Letcher counties, just to name three. If you do not get an answer in a few days, do not give up. I will make some inquires myself of some men I know who worked there. Give me a few days as my sister may get out of the horse pistol tomorrow. She had her 3rd brain surgery and has had a rougher time with this must more serious one. I will try to fire off a couple e-mails tonight to 2 guys who I know worked there until the middle 1980's.
Best wishes and stay after it for awhile and you may find some of the pictures you are looking for.
Looking back is comforting to those of us who grew up in an environment like that which existed in Big Leatherwood. I lived there from my birth in 1948 until the big men forced out the union in 1964. Leatherwood was perfect for children as far as I can say. Perhaps some day a bunch of us could compare notes and tell the world about it. When we left in 1964 all our photos got wet and ruined. I miss them. I played Little League in a uniform provided by Nolan Lodge 806. Texaco provided my brother's uniform. For some reason I remember almost everyone there. I often think of how the camp was laid out, who lived where and the wonderful years at Livingston grade school - Mrs. Cole, Holiday, Kapp, White, Napier, Engles and of course Miss Leverage in second grade and Mr. Woods. My mom worked at both the store and the "Y". We first lived in a 4 room house in the curce directly in front of the shop. When I was 2 we moved to a 5 room house over in Cutshin just across the county line. Things were more reasonable back then. We were allowed to go to school in Leatherwood instead of traveling about 18 miles to the closest Leslie county school. At Christmas time all the kids would go the big hall above the Y. We would receive the TREAT. It was a large grocery bag filled with fruit, nuts and a little hard candy. The only pictures I can find on the internet show the place in degeneration. I remember it when it was new, vibrant, and growing.
Hello Wilma Just surfing and I found you here, You was our nurse sometimes at the Hosp. in Hazard and we talked about computers and people meeting people and destroying their marriage's because of it My sister Marie had brain cancer was my reason for being there, I just wanted you to know I remember you and have often thought of you and also because your name is Turner I have a sister in law removed named Wilma Turner Hope youre enjoying your retirement I am on face book Kathleen
Does anyone have pictures of Robert Couchs family from Leatherwood. I would love to havesome. Does anyone remember his death 1964 I am his daughter and would to get any Iimformation about this. Thank you
I would like to know if anyone knows who were the owners of Blue Diamond Coal mines. My husband is Roy E Osborne the grandson of Joseph and Parlee Campbell (mother's side Gladys. Father side Richard Osborne grand parents were Roy Osborne and Malvery "Mallie" Stacy Osborne