A trip through the mists of Appalachia's coal towns

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Photographer Jim Lo Scalzo has captured the scorched earth beauty of America's coal country. In the photo montage "Ghosts in the Hollow," Scalzo navigates through fog, Centralia fumes, and old coal sluices. No wonder The Road was filmed out there.

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The song used in this piece is the 1933 toe-tapper "Sprinkle Coal Dust On My Grave" by Orville Jenks. Also, be sure to check out some more inextinguishable underground fuel fires here.

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[Via The Presurfer]

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