These 6 Photos Of West Virginia In The 1940s Are Mesmerizing

The 1940s was a decade of great change. The Second World War, though not fought on American soil, was felt by every American who lived here. These photographs reflect this era of change, from the coal mines to the battlefield. These images capture moments in time that will never occur again, but will always remain frozen in a single unforgotten moment.

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What do you think of these photographs? What do you know about these places in that time period? Feel free to comment below and h\join the discussion.

To learn more about West Virginia, check out these photos from the early 1900s.