"I have traveled outside the mountains, but never lived apart from them. I always feared mountains would be as jealous, as unforgiving, as any spurned lover…
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St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia occupies a prominent location on the heights above Harpers Ferry. The original church was built in 1833 in a pseudo-Gothic style which it kept through the Civil War, the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction during the war.
This photo depicts a train bearing "Freeburn Coal" as it traveled along the Tug River from the Freeburn tipple to the coke furnaces of the Wheeling Steel Corporation at Portsmouth, Ohio. This photo appeared in the Sept. 1924 issue of "The Freeburner" a local monthly magazine published by the Portsmouth By-Products Coke Company which had operations at Freeburn.
Grover Cleveland Phillips and three of his children crossing the Tug River by barge in 1914. He moved his family across the river from Stringtown to East Williamson in about 1920 during the mine wars. He founded Phillips Grocery co in Williamson in 1921, where the present day Mingo redevelopment offices are located. Crossing the Tug by barge was common in those days.