For most of the 1970s coal from Falcon Coal Company mines on South Fork and Russell's Branch was hauled to coal tipples in South Jackson. Truck drivers often made six trips a day. This shot was made by the editor in 1970 from the front porch of his parents' home on the old Quicksand Road. Also in the photo is a little building used by students waiting for the school bus. That's Quicksand in the background at right.