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PennyQuilts
10-02-2009, 04:40 PM
Swipin? Coal: 1917 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (http://www.shorpy.com/node/54)

Look at this vintage photo of a kid picking up coal in early OKC. I love his bare feet and the wheelbarrow wheel! And with no leaves on the trees, I am surprised this is a season to run around barefooted. It says April but with no leaves on anything, I'm skeptical.

PennyQuilts
10-02-2009, 05:12 PM
Here is another.

California Here We Come: 1939 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (http://www.shorpy.com/node/1757)

USG '60
10-02-2009, 05:17 PM
Swipin? Coal: 1917 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (http://www.shorpy.com/node/54)

Look at this vintage photo of a kid picking up coal in early OKC. I love his bare feet and the wheelbarrow wheel! And with no leaves on the trees, I am surprised this is a season to run around barefooted. It says April but with no leaves on anything, I'm skeptical.

Can't help but think of Angela's Ashes......finding bits of coal and all. Wish I didn't cry so easily.

papaOU
10-03-2009, 12:01 AM
Can't help but think of Angela's Ashes......finding bits of coal and all. Wish I didn't cry so easily.

Care to explain? Only if you want to.

papaOU
10-03-2009, 12:13 AM
Swipin? Coal: 1917 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (http://www.shorpy.com/node/54)

Look at this vintage photo of a kid picking up coal in early OKC. I love his bare feet and the wheelbarrow wheel! And with no leaves on the trees, I am surprised this is a season to run around barefooted. It says April but with no leaves on anything, I'm skeptical.

In early Capitol Hill there was a coal yard at 25th and Robinson. Don't remember if it was the northwest or southwest corner.

USG '60
10-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Care to explain? Only if you want to.As a child in Ireland, the author and many others survived the winter by walking along the roads traveled by coal wagons looking for scraps of coal that fell off them. The whole book was so tragic that I was crying half the time.

papaOU
10-03-2009, 12:03 PM
As a child in Ireland, the author and many others survived the winter by walking along the roads traveled by coal wagons looking for scraps of coal that fell off them. The whole book was so tragic that I was crying half the time.

Then I had better not read it.

(Don't tell anyone but I am the same.):sofa:

Doug Loudenback
10-03-2009, 12:09 PM
East Coast Okie, those are great photos. Thanks.

BB37
10-04-2009, 05:50 PM
As a child in Ireland, the author and many others survived the winter by walking along the roads traveled by coal wagons looking for scraps of coal that fell off them. The whole book was so tragic that I was crying half the time.

Picking up coal along the RR tracks was a common practice. In WWI, German saboteurs had plans to put explosives in hollowed-out lumps of coal and place them along RR tracks to blow up munitions and troop trains. Fortunately, those attempts were thwarted.