Longwall Effects  

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I noticed that the wood and coal house door has now stuck shut from recent movement of the earth below the building. Now there are unusual “dents” in the yard near the wood and coal house and the back yard. These are about two feet across and just dish pan shaped dents. The upstairs door now opens in the SW bedroom of the main house but now the door to my office downstairs does not close. It is obvious that the subsidence is still moving the structures at the old Historic James Kinney Farmstead.

No artifacts have been returned to me yet that were taken before mining. Mr. Bartsch of Ohio Valley Coal wants me to be patient. I left a message that I had run out of that commodity and for the coal company to complete the pre-mining requirement of artifact documentation. This was a violation of the permit application. ODNR has been notified.

Floyd Simpson

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