Bluefield in Vintage Postcards

Bluefield in Vintage Postcards

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Nestled at the foot of East River Mountain in the southern tip of West Virginia, Bluefield calls itself qNature's Air-Conditioned Cityq and is a place of great cultural, industrial, and natural wealth. The early to mid-1900s were a booming time for the city, thanks to coal mining and the Norfolk and Western Railway. For the many people who lived in or traveled through the region during that era, postcards provided a simple and convenient way to send both personal correspondence and business communications. Today, Bluefield continues to change and evolve but maintains a strong sense of history, with many of its buildings and homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... led by Williain J. Cole, a local baker who, through Cole Realty Coinpany, bought and then tore down 40 dilapidated houses downtown with an eye toward nnproving the area. ... INTERIOR NEW HOME OF THE FLAT TOP NATIONAL BAI . 58.


Title:Bluefield in Vintage Postcards
Author: Mary Margaret Spracher Annett
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2004
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