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Two being inducted Friday to W.Va. Coal Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Two Fayette County natives who devoted their lives to mining are entering the West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame.

Charles T. Holland and Paul Morton will be inducted posthumously in a ceremony Friday at Stonewall Resort.

The hall was created by the West Virginia Coal Association, the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and the West Virginia Mining and Reclamation Association. It's at West Virginia University's College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Holland worked as a mine superintendent and a mining engineer, and as a professor at WVU. He also spent more than a decade on the faculty at Virginia Tech.

Morton was a mine superintendent and former general manager of Royalty Smokeless Company, A.T. Massey Co.'s first coal production company. He later became president and chairman of Cannelton Coal Co.


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