Friday, March 13, 2015

Special Collections Research Center acquires "Kentenia Mining Company" publication

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center recently acquired the title Kentenia Mining Company: Harlan and Bell Counties, Kentucky.

Incorporated in 1907, The Kentenia Mining Company took its name from the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. At the height of its prosperity the company controlled over 100 square miles of land in Harlan and Bell Counties in southeastern Kentucky. The Norfolk and Western Railroad purchased the company in 1980 for $20 million (source: Kentucky Encyclopedia). This publication contains “illustrations and tables from the Davis Estate made by its engineers and experts” (Kentenia, pp. 5).

Below are images from the publication:

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