Interview with Garland Davis, June 27, 1987

Project: Appalachia: Coal Mining Mechanization Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Garland Davis was a coal miner in southwest Virginia, and he describes attending a one-room schoolhouse as a child. He recalls the changes that he has seen during his employment as a miner. He describes hand loading coal into three-tiered buggies when he first started working in mining. By the time he was laid off in 1985, he was mining coal with a continuous miner. Davis blames the excessive mechanization of the mines for the high unemployment rate in Appalachia, and expresses his concern for the future. Although he worked in a coal mine during the roving pickets' movement, Davis is not sure if the movement operated in southwest Virginia

Interview Accession

1987oh181_app104

Interviewee Name

Garland Davis

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1987-06-27

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Davis, Garland Interview by Doug Cantrell. 27 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Davis, G. (1987, June 27). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Coal Mining Mechanization Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Davis, Garland, interview by Doug Cantrell. June 27, 1987, Appalachia: Coal Mining Mechanization Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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