Monster Mine - 09.30.10

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Peabody Coal Company is digging  a sizable chunk out of Sullivan County in what will be the largest surface coal mine east of the Mississippi: the Bear Run Mine. To see the mine for yourself, take state road 159 a few miles south of Dugger (which is west of Linton).  The mine is across from the Greene-Sullivan State Forest.

Photographs by Carol Polsgrove