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John Ayers - complete interview

John Ayers, Barton Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


John Ayers was a coal miner in the Barton area of George's Creek from 1957 on. He worked first with his father in a deep mine in Potomac Hollow, named Bakertown. He later worked the Ayers Mine.

Mr Ayers has preserved many of the tools of his trade and other professions in a building in his home in Barton. His collection of equiptment is discussed in this interview.

The PDF is the transcript of the entire interview of John Ayers conducted by Gail Herman in 1992.

Click on the PDF icon to read the interview.


John Ayers and Gail Herman

The interview is used with John Ayers' permission.

For more on John Ayers see Coal heritage trail, with Dan Whetzel's interview, Maryland Historical Trust, 2001


Collection Location:
Garrett College, McHenry.

Coal miners--Maryland--History; Coal miners--West Virginia--History; Garrett County (Md.)--History; Allegany County (Md.)--History.

Western Maryland, 1930-1980

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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