Photos: Library hosts local history night


Residents tell stories of Prohibition, life in coal camps

Donna Sedey and Dorothy Wright at the Local History Night at the Kemmerer Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25.  (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Local historians and residents told stories and asked questions about life in the coal camps and the area’s thriving bootlegging business during Prohibition.(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Dan Gramke recited and acted out “The Cremation of Sam McGee” at the library’s Local History Night on Tuesday, Sept. 25. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Dan Gramke recited and acted out “The Cremation of Sam McGee” at the library’s Local History Night on Tuesday, Sept. 25. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Local historians brought artifacts to show the attendees at the History Night on Sept. 25 at the Kemmerer Library. The attendees emphasized that local history must be preserved by writing down stories and passing them down. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

(GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)

Norris Tratnik and Frank Scigliano (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)