Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Welcome back!
You are entering the company store from the freight room door behind you to the right in the photo. You will notice you are on the hard wood flooring, behind the counters. In front of the counter you would be a miners wife or child, perhaps a miner himself, standing on concrete flooring. The significance of this is shared on site during a tour. The white shelving to your right is all original. We have many photos and memorabilia to share from the late 1800's thru the 1950's. The counters to the left are not original to the company store, but are vintage and house alot of our donated items for viewing.
This one above contains the Bible of a family dated from 1889. Complete with names of coal camp families and there ancestors. The benches are in the the room because we are closed for the season and moved inside to protect from winter weather. They will be moved to the grounds after opening, for your relaxing pleasure. The benches themselves have there own story. The double doors is the entrance for the people in the coal camps. They would enter the store to do there daily shopping , pick up there mail, or just visit with one another and catch up on community events. Is that an original Company Store Clock?????
Yes it is. (except for the electric cord that had to be replaced)

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This is a great place to share about things going on in my world. I have had some wonderful experiences in my company store days and would like to share them. I also am having some fantastic experiences now with my new family and friends. I am getting a face lift and having lots of visitors.
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