View of Town With Union Hall in Background

This 1940s photo is a partial view of the downtown area. The Union Hall, the large dark gray structure visible in the background on the left, was located on the main thoroughfare. Union meetings, dances, movies, dinners, and other social activities took place there. A partial view of a rock dump can be seen to the left in the background. Rock dumps were ubiquitous in coal mining towns since slag or waste from coal mining operations had to be disposed near the mines.   

Photo: courtesy Ed Swan collection.

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