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Some states have passed legislation ; for example , West Virginia requires a tag
system : “ Today , it is a state law that any miner who reports for work is issued a
stainless steel tag the size of a silver dollar with his number and name thereon ...
After all the bodies were prepared and coffined , they were carried by miners and
helpers down the railroad track to the company store where relatives could claim
them and have them shipped to their destinations . 35 The coffins of deceased ...
37 Friends and neighbors of the family normally dug the graves , though the
mining company or the community provided freshly dug burial spots for miners
with no relatives . In some instances , whether there was a disaster or fatal
mishap that ...
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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