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Company housing at Boissevain, VA. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


This small red brick structure along the road in Boissevain is a surviving "coal house." This is where the coal company would deliver the coal that the families in the company homes would use in their kitchen stoves or pot-bellied stoves or Warm Morning stoves. The reason that there are two holes for the coal truck's chute is because one "coal house" served two homes. (Google Street View image)


Probably "bosses row" in Boissevain. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


The Pocahontas Fuel Company store in Boissevain as it looked in it's prime - note the fine landscaping that this very wealthy company could afford. (Image courtesy VT ImageBase, housed and operated by Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries; scanning by Digital Imaging, Learning Technologies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)


The Pocahontas Fuel Company store in Boissevain as it looks today. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


Today nothing remains from the Boissevain tipple pictured here. (Image courtesy VT ImageBase, housed and operated by Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries; scanning by Digital Imaging, Learning Technologies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)


Display on the edge of town in Boissevain, VA. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


The UMWA hall for Boissevain is actually located over the hill in Abbs Valley. (Mar. 2005 image by author)


Photo inside the Boissevain mine in the 1940's showing the fire boss checking the mine top before the section crew comes in for a shift. (Courtesy VT ImageBase, housed and operated by Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries; scanning by Digital Imaging, Learning Technologies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

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