Fifty Years of Night

November 16, 2013 11:00 PM

Self-made Martin County native controls a huge enterprise centered in Inez

To the extent that this community has private enterprise, it's mostly James H. Booth. He made his fortune in coal, and today he employs about 1,400 people in Martin County, from surface miners to gas station clerks, making him boss of 41 percent of the work force.

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