On a ghost town, a garbage dump, and Pennsylvania's forever fire.
Hundreds of angry miners crowded around the machine, several attacking it with hammers and axes. Finally, fifteen sticks of dynamite were placed under the motor, and a firing wire and exploders attached. A few minutes later there was a terrific blast and the shovel was reduced to a tangled mass of wreckage.
West Virginians hope elk restoration can help post-mining ecology and local economies recover.