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2007 Photos by Ryan Reed and Ed Schwerkolt

Ryan Reed and Ed Schwerkolt from Northview High School in Sylvania, Ohio, were kind enough to send us these photos and videos.  Thanks!!


Railroad tunnel beside U.S. 52 between Bluefield and Welch.

Wal-Mart store just outside Welch, West Virginia.

Arriving in Coalwood on WV 16 from Welch.

Hickam House.

Location of the Big Store in Coalwood Main.

Before the Festival began (Clubhouse in Coalwood Main).

Location of Olga Coal Mine office in Coalwood Main.

Before the Festival began (front porch of the Methodist church).

Waiting for the Festival to begin (Clubhouse).

One of the representatives from NASA was showing off a moon rock before the Festival.

Part of the NASA booth.

The parade begins!

Bill Readdy and Homer Hickam.

Scott Miles and Peggy Blevins.

Scott Miles.

Homer Hickam.
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The Rocket Boys: (l to r) Roy Lee Cooke, Jimmy O'Dell Carroll, Billy Rose, Homer Hickam.

Ryan Reed and Jimmy O'Dell Carroll.

Ryan Reed and Homer Hickam.

Ed Schwerkolt and Homer Hickam.
The five photos below are of an active coal mine just off U.S. 52 between Bluefield and Welch.

The coal-train yard next to the mine.

The coal-train yard next to the mine.

Part of the slag dump at the mine.

Tipple and the sorter for the mine.

There was a cable car system going up the hill behind the tipple and sorter.

 


Watch Videos

Ryan Reed and Bill Rose launch a rocket at Cape Coalwood! (9.2 MB, mpg file)

Watch film from a camera aboard the rocket as it takes off and lands at Cape Coalwood!  (5.9 MB, mpg file)