These 17 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In West Virginia In the 1930s
The 1930s in West Virginia brought both heartache and hope to the lives of many West Virginians. The Great Depression and the struggles found in many mining communities nearly brought the state to its knees during this decade of want. But through it all, our parents and grandparents managed to become tougher as they learned to navigate life after the Roaring ’20s. Below are some images taken right after the worst of the depression had passed. Whenever possible, people were attempting to rebuild their lives.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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