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James Chapman sits with his dog in front of his demolished home three days after the Pittston Coal Company's coal slurry impoundment dam broke, killing 125 people and leaving thousands homeless. Four days before the disaster, the dam had been declared "satisfactory" by federal inspectors.
Located in Jackson County, on the Ohio River.
Several horse and buggies stopped outside of buildings on left.
Several men pictured unloading logs from train and floating them down the river.
Eugene Cutlip, from Harrison County, was the step father of Richard Duez. He was a bronze star winner during the war. He passed away on July 14, 2007.
Published by A.G. Martin News Co.
Several men stand in between lines of cars in a garage.
View of buildings in Fourth Ward of Fairmont, West Virginia.
Published by A.G. Martin Company.
Palatine Park can be seen in the distance.
Darwin Edwin Abbott was a famous photographer who operated out of Huntington, West Virginia. He attended Marshall Academy and toured West Virginia taking pictures for Harper's Magazine. In 1880 he opened a photographic studio and by 1891 his business expanded by selling photographic supplies. In 1898 he purchased the Addison, Thompson and Associates Plant which manufactured glass, which allowed him to add the manufacturing of high quality picture frames to his business. His salesman traveled throughout 20 states and his frames were sold throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. His firm was one of the most important businesses in Huntington at the time.
Frank Loria graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He attended and played football at Virginia Tech University where he earned All American honors in 1967. Loria would later join the Marshall University coaching staff as defensive backs coach. He died in the airplane crash that killed most of the Marshall football team, staff and many others on November 14, 1970.
An elevated view of probably the National Highway Bridge crossing Wills Creek in the Narrows.
Factory buildings in use at machine shop in Gary, West Virginia.
Power house along railroad tracks in Gary, West Virginia.
Applied French method on the miners cottages of the New River Collieries Co.
Men stand around car while filling it up with gasoline at Lewis Service Station in Grafton, West Virginia.