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My Little Town: 1938

My Little Town: 1938

September 1938. "'Sittin' around' mining town of Osage, West Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Rare pickup

Note the rare 1933 Dodge pickup in the centre background. Looks like a '37 Hudson on the left and a '38 Chevrolet coupe on the right.

One Price Store

I've never heard of a "one price department store". Was this the precursor to the "dollar store"?

Still there

1942 explosion

In May 1942 a major explosion in the mine killed over 50 miners.

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