Ghost towns in W.Va., Md. motivate teacher’s research

By Beth Vorhees 

Dan Whetzel likes to travel to out-of-the-way places on the West Virginia and Maryland border. He’s a social studies and history teacher in Cumberland, Maryland. He has a special interest in the area’s once-thriving coal towns that have been abandoned. Whetzel  likes to look at the towns’ past and save what’s left. What’s left in many cases are just the memories of these ghostly coal towns. He spoke to Beth Vorhees for our program Inside Appalachia.

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