User:Coal town guy

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Coal town guy
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I enjoy researching West Virginia Coal Towns. Please note that for those people who dispute the veracity of the existence of a town, I am the guy who has crawled through wires, hornet nests, pepper sprayed wild animals, killed snakes, crawled in abandoned facilities and churches and houses, hacked through briars and thorns,dodged the fury of meth addicts, and driven hundreds of miles just to say, I was there. I watched my unincorporated community die on the vine, it is my hope to document these places to the best of my ability.

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Oh the places we could go


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Coal town guy is interested in West Virginia.

Coal town guy
Editor Retention Editor of the Week
For the week beginning January 27, 2013

This editor registered on March 28, 2012 and till the date of the award, he had 6200 edits, out of which over 3750 were to create new articles. Throughout his stay on Wikipedia, Coal town guy has been a silent contributor. His articles on towns and ghost towns have allowed Wikipedia to serve its purpose as a Gazetteer, and have allowed other editors to expand on them.

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