Bluefield (Images of America) by William R. "Bill" Archer

By William R. "Bill" Archer

The awesome tale of Bluefield represents a different mix of geology, geography, and chance. as soon as simply the confluence of a handful of kin farms in southern West Virginia, Bluefield used to be wear the map, literally,
in the Eighties, whilst the Norfolk & Western Railway got here to city. The company�s impression at the rural panorama used to be overwhelming, and shortly, Bluefield used to be 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 winning provide heart for the big community of cities that sprung up nearly in a single day in the course of the region�s coalfields. For the following 60 years, Bluefield skilled dramatic progress, engaging a various workforce of rookies who helped to construct the robust cultural historical past that maintains to play a in demand function in the neighborhood to the current day.

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