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Pennington Gap VA

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There is only printer information on the backs of these standard post cards.  The top card, printed by Artvue (still in business in New York), has the date AUG 29 1949 stamped on the back (looks like a rubber stamp dater).  The other two, by Dexter Press in Pearl River NY, date to the mid-40s, based on similar postmarked cards from Dexter I have in my collection.

Pennington Gap VA

Another Southwest Virginia town that went down with the coal business.  It was a lively place in the day, according to a person I know who lived there then.  There’s not much on it in the wiki.  Here’s a little more information:

This sign stands near where the old train depot was located, along with an ice house and some other buildings.  Just to the north of this sign was a 6-story hotel that was the place to stay.  It burned in the 70s, I’m told.  Here’s a look at the downtown:

 

 

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