Download e-book for iPad: Bluefield (Images of America) by William R. "Bill" Archer

By William R. "Bill" Archer

The impressive tale of Bluefield represents a distinct mix of geology, geography, and chance. as soon as simply the confluence of a handful of relatives farms in southern West Virginia, Bluefield was once wear the map, literally,
in the Eighteen Eighties, whilst the Norfolk & Western Railway got here to city. The company�s impression at the rural panorama was once overwhelming, and shortly, Bluefield was once reworked into the guts of a coal-fired universe and have become an immense thoroughfare for the then-thriving mining undefined.
Though the company�not the coal�was king in Bluefield, enterprising women and men may well, and did, proportion in its
success. the town developed right into a profitable offer middle for the big community of cities that sprung up virtually in a single day in the course of the region�s coalfields. For the following 60 years, Bluefield skilled dramatic development, engaging a various staff of novices who helped to construct the powerful cultural history that keeps to play a famous position locally to the current day.

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