U.S. Dept. of the Interior photo of Panther, WV originally captioned: ” Double row houses; garbage and trash are disposed of in this meager stream of water; there is a well and pump at each end of the row of houses.” Coal company housing owned by the Panther Red Ash Coal Corp. in Panther, McDowell County, WV to house the families of the employees of their Douglas Mine. Panther Red Ash operated this coal mine from 1938 until 1951. (Aug. 1946 image from “A Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry” via the National Archives) #minerslife #appalachia

U.S. Dept. of the Interior photo of Panther, WV originally captioned:
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