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The Former West Virginia Penitentiary aka Moundsville Prison - Moundsville, West Virginia Photo taken: 7/2/2011

The Former West Virginia Penitentiary aka Moundsville Prison - Moundsville, West Virginia Photo taken: 7/2/2011

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The West Virginia Coal Miner  Located directly outside the Main Capitol Building, and designed and sculpted by native West Virginian Dr. Burl Jones, “The West Virginia Coal Miner” stands, “in honor and in recognition of the men and women who have devoted a career, some a lifetime, towards providing the state, nation, and world with low-cost reliable household and industrial energy.” Four illustrations depicting different aspects of coal mining adorn the statue’s base.

The West Virginia Coal Miner Located directly outside the Main Capitol Building, and designed and sculpted by native West Virginian Dr. Burl Jones, “The West Virginia Coal Miner” stands, “in honor and in recognition of the men and women who have devoted a career, some a lifetime, towards providing the state, nation, and world with low-cost reliable household and industrial energy.” Four illustrations depicting different aspects of coal mining adorn the statue’s base.

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