- How did the incomes of railroad workers compare to other professions in Buxton in 1914?
- Coal mining and railroad construction were physically difficult and often dangerous, especially thinking about working conditions, materials and tools - even dynamite! What would people have to think about with these kinds of “high risk, high rewards” jobs? Why would they accept such a dangerous job?
Schwieder, Dorothy, "Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal Mining Community," The Iowa State University Press, 1987.