This property has been in my husband's family since the 1960s when it was purchased by his grandparents, George Marian Sims Sr. and Betty Jo. They dreamed of running a successful cattle farm, but destiny had other plans. Coal was found in the area, and coal miners from all over were eager to get a piece of the action. Soon, the property took on a new identity: Coal City Mining Company.
In 1975, my husband, Jeremy, was born. He could often be found riding around the coal mines, sitting in his Papaw's lap. Unfortunately, Papaw Sims passed away in 1978, but Betty Jo was determined to achieve their dream. All the while, Jeremy continued to live, learn, and explore on the property.