"Dad Carroll" Shanty

Submitted by Martha Shaffer Thompson.

My family worked all over the north eastern part of West Virginia in the oil business. I have had this picture hanging in my home, and on the back is written "Boile House" "Dad Carroll Shanty" "Calhoun County, W.V." "On little Kanawa River". If you notice the oil dereck to the right, I suppose that would be one of the wells my family worked on, and therefore, the reason for this picture to have been passed down to me. I would guess the date would be cerca 1890's to 1900's. Shaffers who worked in the oil business: Thomas Dayton Shaffer (my grandfather), his son: Vern Shaffer, and T.D. Shaffer's brothers: George Shaffer and William Shaffer. I hope this addition to the Calhopun County site might help a relative of "Dad Carroll".