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In its early years, Richwood was the site of several large mills that processed logs harvested from some of the last virgin forestland in the United States. Among these were a band saw mill, paper manufacturing plant, tannery, handle factory, and the largest wooden clothespin factory in the world. Images of America: Richwood explores the history of this fascinating community in its heyday through the eyes of local photographer Finley Taylor, who captured images spanning from just before World War I through the years just after World War II.
ISBN: 9780738515182
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: West Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
From the collection of this celebrated early photographer, author Luther Baker has compiled photographs of the town's transition from wagon roads and river ferries to railroads and bridges. Baker, a lifelong resident of Nicholas County, is currently the director of curriculum and instruction for Nicholas County Schools.
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