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Coal Country, Cont'd: 1938

Coal Country, Cont'd: 1938

September 1938. "Coal mining community near Welch, West Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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The Glass Castle

Welch was the home of author Jeanette Walls, who spent part of her (often miserable) childhood there. Her story of how she survived and escaped was in her book "The Glass Castle".

Twofers

Those larger homes with porches also caught my eye. I think they are two-family houses. They do look cozy or homey or something.

And yes, this is a wonderful model railway prototype!

As coal patch houses go

These are not bad, the porches are a nice touch.

Model Railroading Monthly

C'mon now Dave, fess up, this is really a photo of an exquisite model railroad layout, right?!?!

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