Appalachia Stories

Playing with Dynamite – The Bunker

Today’s guest post was written by Ed Ammons. Beanie’s dad Luther worked for a time at a quarry over in Sandy Mush. Quarries used dynamite to blast rock into pieces that then were crushed into gravel. Sometimes sticks of the dynamite or the detonation caps that were supposed to explode didn’t function properly. Part of Luther’s job was to find and gather up all these dangerous materials. His bosses didn’t want to reuse any of it, so they gave it…

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