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2461 State Highway 343 McRoberts KY 41835; Operated 1912-present
Oral Histories: 

1.) (1988-1992) Family and Gender in the Coal Community. 64 interviews. Louie B, Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY:


1.) Adams, Jody P. (n.d.) A Nostalgic Look at McRoberts in Cartoons Circa 1936. McRoberts, Kentucky 1990 Reunion. Available for sale at David A. Zegeer Coal and Railroad Museum:

2.) Graves, Glenna Horne (1993) In the Morning We Had Bulldog Gravy: Women in the Coal Camps of the Appalachian South, 1900-1940. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

3.) Brosky, Alphonse F. (1919) Sociological Works Accomplished by the Consolidation Coal Company. Coal Age 15(2):54-58.

4.) Brosky, Alphonse F. (1923) Building a Town for a Glimpse of Jenkins. Coal Age 23(14):554-563.; Buckley, Geoffrey L. (2004) Extracting Appalachia: Images of the Consolidated Coal Company, 1910-1945. Ohio University Press, Athens.

5.) Dramcyzk, Elizabeth (n.d.) The History of Jenkins, Kentucky, Complied in Honor of the 60th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration, 1912-1973. Sponsored by the Jenkins Area Jaycees.

6.) Old Jenkins School Rennovation Committee (2003) Excerpts from the Checkboard: The Consolidation Coal Company of Jenkins, Kentucky, 1945-1952 Era. Jenkins, KY.

7.) Shipley, Rosalind (2008) The Town That Photography Built: Images from the Consolidated Coal Company Photographic Collection, 1911-1946. Industrial Archaeology 34(1&2):87-100.

8.) Shifflett, Crandall A. (1991) Coal Towns: Life, Work, and Culture on Company Towns of Southern Appalachia, 1880-1960. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

9.) No author (1914) The Consolidation Coal Company's One Hundred Thousand Acre Unit for the Production of Elkhorn By-Product Coal in Pike and Letcher Counties. The Black Diamond 19:378-396.

10.) Torok, George D. (2004) A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

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Longitude: -82.671800000000
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