Longwall mining damage image of James Kinney Farmstead main house,
showing trenching at back porch. The original french drain was damaged
by pre-mitigation trenching which was done around the house. Due
to this lack of drainage and subsidence damaged basement concrete
floors, the basement has flooded several times since mining occured.
The Summer Kitchen is in the background. Archaeologist Jamie Vosvic
found important artifacts near this spot. Amazingly he spotted a
part of a toy cement mixer truck in one bucket load and the rest
of it in the next, what sharp eyes he has!! This was a toy probably
lost in the 60s, made in England, not Match Box toy but looks
like one. This item like all the other findings were returned to
the farmstead after cataloging along with a report of each artifact.