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Mountain City & Richlands

Not one, but two, grts (greetings) from Mountain City TN and one from Richlands VA.  These are generic scenes with the grts added.  These cards are from the late 1930s to early 1940s.   There’s not a lot of information on the numbering system of Tichnor Brothers printers in Boston, just that the 6000 – 8000 series was produced “between 1930 and 1945” or so.  The backs on these postally-unused cards are identical.  And I paid more than 50 cents for each card…trust me.

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Wimpy’s in Richlands

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No lie, this card’s had some hard handling.
But the card itself is interesting in that these once-loved roadhouses are almost all gone now.  I’d say the date of the photograph is late 50s, judging from the cars.  I think that’s a ’56 Ford, the blue one, on the right.  In front is a yellow ’53 Chevrolet Bel Air.  Note, I’m no way an expert on car models.  If I’m wrong, shoot me a comment.

It was printed by Koppel Color Card Company in Hawthorne NJ.  The rounded corners are unusual.

AEP 1931

Over the door of this old substation control building is “19 A.E.P.Co. 31”.  I think this refers to “Appalachian Power Company”.   I can’t be sure,  because Appalachian Power Company was bought by American Gas and Electric Power Company (now AEP) in the late 20s.
This just off 460 on Red Ash Road northwest of Richlands VA at 37.11652, -82.87015.  Red Ash was a large coal operation back in the day.  Note the old power line support tower on the right.
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