Coal Miner's Son; Coal Miner's Daughter

Creator(s): Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Explore online the choices facing a young person living in the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s. Coal mining was the economic engine that drove the bustling towns of the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s, so residents expected that boys would drop out of school after 8th grade to go work in the pits.

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