From Rags to Riches; from the poverty of a small mining town to the city-life of northern virginia.

The limitations of growing up in a coal mining town, going to college, and becoming a respected teacher in a newly developing Virginia school system.

Mike Ellis: Growing up in and around Carmen Idaho.

Ranch life and growing up in nature in the 50’s and 60’s. (Picture: Dick and Mike Ellis at The Ore Cash Mill, July 1960)

Growing up in a small town during world war 2

Luke Halski (14) interviews his Grandpa (George Salava, 79). They discussed the troubles and fun times of growing up during World War Two in upper peanut in Ohio (a small mining town). George grew up wanting to travel the world...

From the Coal Mines to Success

Alice Louise Ainsworth beat the odds and got out of a coal mining town in Pennsylvania to become a successful teacher. I asked Wheezie what was it like growing up and how did she ever go to college when no...