Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky.
Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky. Lexington Herald-Leader
Aerial photo of the town of Sassafras looking northwest towards Cordia in Knott Co., Ky. Lexington Herald-Leader

Fifty Years Of Night: The effects of coal, poverty in Eastern Kentucky

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