These 16 Photos Show What Life Was Like In West Virginia Coal Camps

West Virginia has a long history with coal.  We often hear references to coal camps and company stores, but have you ever wondered what life was actually like back in coal camps during the 1930s? Check out these photos to get a glimpse of what it was like.

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