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Map 1: The Chesapeake & Ohio Railways as it appeared in the mid-1930s.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(New River Gorge National River)

Map 2: The coal mine connection.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(New River Gorge National River)


Questions for Maps 1 & 2

1. Locate Thurmond on both Maps 1 and 2. Compare the main geographic features of the gorge with the rail line locations on Map 2. What are the similarities?

2. Count the number of coal mines in the area on Map 2. How many of these mines connect with Thurmond by a railway along a minor waterway?

* The maps on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 1 and Map 2, but be aware that each file may take as much as 20 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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