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Kanawha County Coal Mines

This photograph contains two Gatens brothers Hugh and Patrick in front of a mine opening in Kanawha County. They moved from Putnam County to Campbells Creek to work the mines. Patrick is in the first row, second from the right. Hugh is sitting in the middle on top of the opening. These Gatens brothers were sons of William Gatens and Hannah McMahon from Putnam County, and the brother of Cornelius Gatens all moving to Kanawha County to work in the mines. Cornelius F. Gatens and Della Agnes Dewees were the parents of William James Gaten (Kanawha County Deputy Tax Assessor, and WWII-Purple Heart recipient) still living in Kanawha City.

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