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(Coal Mining) Company Stores

In the West Virginia Coal Fields, you would almost always find a Company Store located near each coal mine. The Company Stores were stores owned and operated by the coal mining companies.  Typically,  during the early years that the Company Store was the only store in the coal mining town, as the town itself was quite literally owned by the coal company.
 
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Buery Company Store, Buery, West Virginia (WV)
Buery Company Store, Buery, West Virginia (WV). Buery was one of many coal mining towns once located in the New River Gorge.  Circa 1908. 

New River Company - Skelton Company Store, Skelton, near Beckley, West Virginia (WV)
New River Company - Skelton Company Store, Skelton, near Beckley, West Virginia (WV) - circa 1960's.

New River Company Company Store - Mount Hope, West Virginia  (WV)
Former New River Company Company Store - Mount Hope, West Virginia  (WV) - July 2000.

Collins Colliery Company Store, near Glen Jean, West Virginia (WV)
Collins Colliery Company Store, near Glen Jean, West Virginia (WV) - circa 1908.  The Collins store was a virtual duplicate of the  Whipple store.
Macdonald Colliery Company, Macdonald Company Store, near Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV)
Macdonald Colliery Company, Macdonald Company Store, near Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV) - circa 1908.
Sugar Creek Company Store,  Mount Hope, West Virginia  (WV)
Sugar Creek Company Store,  Mount Hope, West Virginia  (WV) - circa 1930's.
Sugar Creek Company Store of Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV)
Another view of the Sugar Creek Company Store of Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV).  KGJ&E Ry. tracks in foreground, C&O Ry. tracks in background - circa early-1910's.
 
 
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