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The old tipple, conveyor, and headhouse that used to be at Pageton, WV, a mine and coal camp that was opened around 1907 by the Page Coal and Coke Company. (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)


All that remains now from the photo above are these headhouse foundations. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


This picture, taken from high up on the reclaimed mine site, shows the many company houses that remain in Pageton. Coke ovens used to be at the toe of this slope when the Pageton operations were at their height. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


I believe that this street was the "bosses row" in Pageton. These are the largest homes in the town, and the large brick home at the end of the street was probably the superintendent's home. The Page Coal & Coke Company store is on the left, with the former storefront windows and entryway bricked up now. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


Farther up the Tug Fork is another section of Pageton. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


These company houses feature what looks to be solid foundations, whereas many coal camp houses in southern WV only had brick or stone piers. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


There are also these larger homes in the second section of Pageton. (Apr. 2006 image by author)


A vintage view of the homes shown above showing how some things have changed and some things haven't changed in Pageton, W.Va. (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)


Mine entry at the back side of the Pageton mine. (Image courtesy of WVDEP AML Program)


This coal preparation plant at Pageton was still in existence when this photo was taken. (Feb. 1991 WVSHPO image)


I don't know where the kids that live in Pageton now go to school, but it's not here! A 1991 WV SHPO inventory listed this as being used as a Veterans of Foreign Wars lodge, so it had already stopped being a school even then. (Mar. 2017 image by author)


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