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1070 Ky Highway 610 W, 41572; Operated 1919-1930
Oral Histories: 

1.) (1987-1988) Social History and Cultural Change in the Elkhorn Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18750/social-history-and-cultu...

Latitude: 37.353000000000
Longitude: -82.423000000000

Wolfpit was the sister camp to Greasy Creek and mined the same
seams of coal from opposite sides of the ridge separating Marrowbone Creek
from Greasy Creek. While both camps were funded and authorized at the same
time, Wolfpit was completed first because a railroad up Marrowbone Creek was
already built for camps such as Henry Clay and Hellier. Construction on the
Greasy Creek camp was delayed until the narrow-gauge railroad up Greasy Creek was rebuilt.  Most of the camp houses and other structures at Wolfpit are gone, but the Superintendent's house is still standing, currently used as a Senior Citizens Center. Surprisingly, the upper floor of the Superintendent's house has changed very little since the 1920's, with four bathrooms, one for each bedroom, at a time in which outdoor privies were the norm. Wolfpit ceased production in 1930, a victim of the deepening Depression. The McKinney Steel Company became the Corrigan-McKinney Steel Company in 1926 and the company eventually was sold to Republic Steel in 1935.

     -Written and submitted by Bruce Hopkins on 4/14/2014  bhopkins@setel.com

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