The subject of this article:

  • exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump film canon

Coalville, West Virginia is a small town with a population of "a few thousan people maybe". The town is named after a nearly two-mile long coal seam which fostered its development, the entrance to which is in the side of the hill overlooking the town; the seam has however been exhausted and many people are out of work. There is also a popular dines named "Etta's".

Mister McGivver's farm Edit

Mister McGivver's farm is located here. Forrest Gump works at McGivver's farm for several years.

Forrest, as well as his son, who came to visit for the summer, come up with several brilliant ideas to improve the farm:

  • Forrest had the idea to recycle food from a nearby Army base under the control of Sergeant Krantz
  • Little Forrest had the idea to put hogs on the railroad for sale, rather than personally drive them to be sold
  • Little Forrest had the idea to push the farm's produced pig feces into the nearby empty mine, and use its produced methane to power the city
  • Little Forrest had the idea to use a similar method to the above to power ships to send hogs to overseas markets

Each plan is a tremendous success. One day, the town holds a ceremony to celebrate the prosperity brought about by the farm and its workers. Forrest absentmindendly forgets to release the gas pressure at the methane plant, and the plant explodes, cutting the power and showing the city in pig feces. Forrest is run out of town.

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