Old Kentucky Coal Mine
I can tell you this is in Harlan County KY. It’s NE of Holmes Mill. But I doubt you’ll never find this aging remnant of a bygone coal mine. We would have never EVER (did I mention EVER?) found it if a local hadn’t pointed out the way (thank you, again, sir, and I hope you got the couple of squirrels you were hunting for). There is evidence of a conveyor near this adit, so it must have been outputting a fair amount of product at one time. However, the roof is sagging, the steel is rusting and the whole thing appears to be on the way to that great coal mine in the sky.
Near the opening, someone has stuck a tree limb between the floor and the overhead steel for support. Uh-oh.
This is probably not the proper time to bring this up, but my Mom could fry the heck out of squirrel and do a great gravy. I had to skin the damn things, though. I’ll never be a surgeon…