Further reading about the Helen, West Virginia area

Archer, Bill, Coal Heritage Trail, Wonderful West Virginia magazine, Jan. 2000
Barker, Connie Baisden, Growing Up in a West Virginia Coal Camp, http://www.angelfire.com/wv2/coalcamp/
Blizzard, William C., When Miners March: The Story of Coal Miners in West Virginia (Wonderful West Virginia magazine, 2004 reprint)

Bowman, Reference Book of Wyoming County (McClain Printing, Parsons, WV 1965)
Burdette, Cody, Recalling the Great Depression: Hard times on a hillside farm, Goldenseal (Winter 1993)
Cabbell, Edward J., Where could I go but to the Lord? Shape-note singing among blacks in southern West Virginia, Goldenseal Winter 1981.
Coal Road, The, A Survey for the Southern West Virginia Mining Tourism Potential, Marshall University Center for Regional Progress (March 1989).
Cohen, Stan, King Coal: A Pictorial Heritage of West Virginia Coal Mining (Quarrier Press 1984).
Conley, Phil, History of the West Virginia Coal Industry (1960)
Corbin, David, Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coalfields: The Southern West Virginia Miners, 1880-1922  (University of Illinois Press 1981)
Day, Heather, “Thriving coal town still home in the hearts of its remaining townsfolk,” Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register/Post-Herald, 16 February 1996. Short history of Amigo, which lies just south of Helen on Route 16.
Dillon, Lacy A., They Died in the Darkness (Coal Books, 1992).
Dixon, Thomas W., Jr., Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads
French, William W., Maryat Lee’s EcoTheater: A Theater for the 21st Century (West Virginia University Press 1998) 
Giardina, Denise. The Unquiet Earth (New York: Ivy Books, 1994).
Giesen, Carol, Coal Miners’ Wives: Portraits of Endurance(University of Kentucky Press 1995)
Goldenseal Book of the West Virginia Mine Wars, Ken Sullivan, Ed. (Pictorial Histories, Charleston, WV 1991)
Goode, James B., Coal Camp Database, http://www.coaleducation.org/coalhistory/coaltowns/introduction_to_coal_camp.htm
Goralski, Robert, World War II Almanac, 1931-1945 (New York: Bonanza Books)
Gorczyka, Beth, “Southern West Virginia tries to mine tourists,” Bluefield Herald-Dispatch, Jan. 25, 2001
Greene, Janet W., Strategies for Survival: Women’s Work in the Southern West Virginia Coal Camps, W. Va. History, Vol. 49 (1990)
Griffin, Lucille, Battling the blight: A second chance for the American Chestnut, Goldenseal Winter 1995
Hadsell, Richard M., and William E. Coffey, From Law and Order to Class Warfare: Baldwin-Felts Detectives in the Southern West Virginia Coal  Fields, West Virginia History, p. 268-286, Spring 1979
Haga, Pauline, “Looking back at Helen,” Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register/Post-Herald, 11 January 1996.  Reprints the 1920 Helen census, with comments about some of the residents.
Haga, Pauline, Memories of Mark Twain High School, Goldenseal Fall 1999
Haga, Pauline, Tribute to the Coal Miner Vol. 1 – 6 (privately published).  An ongoing series reprinting pictures and articles about the coal mining region.
Halsey, David, Otsego: Remembering a Wyoming County Coal Camp, Goldenseal Summer 2000.
Harr, Milton, The C.C.C. Camps in West Virginia: A Record of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Mountain State, 1933-1942  (Wonderful West Virginia Magazine 19?)
Henderson, Catherine, “Uncle Jack’s Legacy,” Wonderful West Virginia, September 1996, at 15. Excellent brief history of the Mullens area.
Hickam, Homer, The Coalwood Way (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 2000).
Hickam, Homer, Rocket Boys (New York: Delacorte Press, 1998). An excellent book, the basis for the movie October Sky. 
Jones, Mary Harris “Mother”, The Autobiography of Mother Jones, Ayer Co Pub. (Reprint ed. 1969)
Joyce, Stephanie, Major Issues in Miners’ Health, Environ. Health Perspectives Vol. 106, No 11 (Nov. 1998)
Kline, Michael, “Growing Up on Cabin Creek: An Interview with Arnold Miller,” reprinted in The Goldenseal Book of the West Virginia Mine Wars (Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1991).
Lee, Howard B., The Burning Springs and Other Tales of the Little Kanawha (West Virginia University Press 1968).
Lewis, Ronald L., Scotts Run: An Introduction, West Virginia History Magazine Vol. 53, pp. 1-6  (1994)
Lunt, Richard D., Law & Order Vs. The Miners: West Virginia 1906-1933 (Appalachian Editions 1992)
Meader, Michael, The Redneck War of 1921, Goldenseal April/June 1981
Miller, Danny L., The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC (privately published, undated)
Montell, W.L., Killings: Folk Justice in the Upper South (University of Kentucky Press 1986).
National Coal Heritage Area website, http://www.coalheritage.org/Interpretive.pdf
Richmond, Melissa, “Families have always been close,” Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register/Post-Herald, 12/12/1995. Short piece about Helen, with comments from an interview with Thurman Miller.
Savage, Lon, Thunder in the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War 1920-221 (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press 1990).
Shambaugh, Helen Bradfield, Apple Butter Time, Goldenseal Fall 2001
Sibray, David, Raleigh County 1899-1999: A Century of Pictures (out of print)
Smith, Kathy Mays, Camp Wyoming: Gold Medal CCC Company 1538 (2002)
Starks, Kerry, “There’s not many of us now but we all stick together,” Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register/Post-Herald, 1 August 1995.  Brief interviews and history of Ury (Cooktown), located on WV Route 16 between Tams and Helen.
Stevenson, Mary Legg, Coal Towns of West Virginia (Quarrier Press, Kuly 1998)
Stevenson, Mary Legg, From Affinity to Winding Gulf
Tams, Major W.P., The Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia (West Virginia University Press 1983)
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