by Sherry Jesberger
COAL HOLLOW is the name given to the small town where most of the Italian immigrant miners lived. It, too, was built by the Northwestern and Mining Exchange Company. There was a small Catholic church called the Guardian Angels Church that served the people of Coal Hollow, but it fell into disuse because most people just came up to St. Boniface. The Guardian Angels church has recently been turned into a free clothing distribution center for the needy of the area. Today, Coal Hollow is just a pleasant little village in the valley, but if you drive along the main road in Coal Hollow, you can see where mine collapses have occured on the hillsides.
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