Edward Austin, 64, lives in the Black portion of Fireco, a small town near Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. He receives Black lung benefits and a United Mine Workers Pension, after working in the mines from 1925 to 1956. He has 20 children and does not regret having them one bit.
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