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Culture of the Wayúu – LA BUENA VIDA

Culture of the Wayúu – LA BUENA VIDA

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The Río Ranchería river, the peninsula's primary water source, flows straight through the coalmining region. It also plays a central role in the spiritual world of the Wayúu. The area in which the Wayúu live doesn't just contain South America's largest coal deposits: on the Venezuelan side, there are also significant oil reserves.

Buena Vista – GAP History

Buena Vista – GAP History

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Buena Vista Buena Vista is a typical "patch" or coal company town. The small homes are placed closely together on the banks of the river and up the hillsides. Originally, four families lived in each house. Between Buena Vista and Blythedale, you'll pass more evidence of the region's coal mining history a large red waterfall of acid mine drainage.

The coal mines of the Saginaw Valley

The coal mines of the Saginaw Valley

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Dec 13, 2011 · driver boy by j3net. What lies beneath: A look at Saginaw's coal mining past from yesterday's Saginaw News says that the new "Mining for Prosperity: Coal in the Saginaw Valley" exhibit at the Castle Museum identifies 29 coal mines in Saginaw County and notes that In the early part of the 20th century, more than 1,000 people made their living working in Saginaw's coal mines.

Vestiges of Amador—Gold of the Ione and Jackson Valleys ...

Vestiges of Amador—Gold of the Ione and Jackson Valleys ...

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The Buena Vista Coal Mine, loed at the foot of the Buena Vista Buttes, has a long and storied history. Here the coal bed is 11 feet thick and topped with over 50 feet of clay and sand. This mine was first opened up in the early 1900s by the Fitzsimmons family.