Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

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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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