Mountaintop Removal, When Mountains Move, National Geographic: Roadside Flea Market in Appalachia

Woman places items on a car with a coal train in the background.

A woman sells household items at an informal flea market set up along the road north of Williamson in Mingo County. Clothes, dolls, and other family items are for sale most any day along the roads near the coalfields.

West Virginians have always lived with the backdrop of the coal train passing by. Money has always gone out of town on that train.