Monday, March 16, 2009


It has been hard finding the time to blog, with the weather getting nicer and the time change. I still have many unanswered questions about Rich Hill's history so, I have not thrown in the towel, yet.
The blog tonight was inspired by a fire that happened last week. The fire burned an old house just north of town. They say that parts of the old house that burned were built before the railroad came.
Pictured below is the Rich Hill Fire Department crew from 1888. the picture was taken from the book, "The Town that Coal Built."

Steve Hamack, Burt Covel, Dr. H.H. Heylmun,C.W. Orris, Thos Jones, F.M. Koontz, Henry Cook, Al Gunn, Alex Maylon, Bert Rupand, Sam Hamack, Will Tabler, Lon Scott, James McCarty,

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