N&W in 1909--Busy
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
August 24, 1909
ALL OPERATIONS BUSY
Saturday Biggest Payday in History of Pocahontas Field
Saturday was one of the biggest paydays in the history of the Pocahontas coalfield. August so far has been a big month at the various operations, and most of them are running full time with a full force of men. At several of the operations there is a shortage of men reported, and the operators are anxious to secure additional workers. Orders are piling up and the coal and coke business is rapidly getting to its old high water mark.
It would be difficult to estimate the amount of pay roll for the entire field, but it is known that $200,000 was sent out on the early train to the field Saturday morning, and it is probable that the entire amount was double this sum.
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