Nation: Consol No. 9: A Decent Burial

It has been two years since the disaster at Consol No. 9 trapped 78 men in a trembling, burning tomb beneath Marion County, W. Va. Consol No. 9 was one of the worst tragedies in the history of an industry that has seen tens of thousands of tragedies, and for the families the end of it has not yet been reached. TIME Correspondent Arthur White visited the small communities near Farmington. where the wives, children and parents of Consol No. 9's victims —222 dependents in all—search to honor the dead. His report:

THE timbered, rolling hills of Marion County have seen death,...

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