Saturday, August 8, 2015

Marion Post Wolcott

 Spectators picnicking before the Point to Point cup race, of the Maryland 
Hunt Club, Worthington Valley, near Glyndon, Maryland, May 1941
 The "water company" was formed by the people in abandoned mining town of Jere, West Virginia, after the coal company cut off all public services because they were abandoning the mine. The coal company used to charge one dollar and twenty-cove cents per month for water. The present "people's" water company charges its members twenty-five cents per month and makes money at that even when everyone can't pay dues. There are dividends of flour, sugar, lard, etc. The lock is necessary to keep people from other camps from stealing the water, which is very scarce. It's still necessary to change the lock about every four months. September 1938
 The Compton family taking sticks of tobacco out of the barn to the strip house. They are tenants, and the Negro owner lives in Mebane. This is part of a prosperous Negro settlement between Carr and Cedar Grove, Orange County, North Carolina. September 1939
 The lake at Greenbelt, Maryland, September 1938
 The next "trip." Coal miners ready to go into the mine. 
Maidsville, West Virginia, September 1938
 The relief truck brings food supplies to abandoned mining town, Jere, West Virginia. The shack on right is used as community house for prayer and church meetings, September 1938
Wagon in center of town on Saturday. Jackson, 
Breathitt County, Kentucky, September 1940

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