McDowell County, WV Photo Album
Except for the first two photos, which is by Marion Post Wolcott, these photos of Vivian were obtained from ERCA by Alex Schust, who wrote Gary Hollow and Billion Dollar Coalfield, which are both histories of McDowell County. Both contain a lot of interesting history and photos of McDowell County. Alex Schust scanned these photos at the ERCA offices. Buddy French restored the photos. If you click on the photos, you can open a large picture with much more detail.
The Peerless Coal and Coke store is in the background, and if you look at the enlarged photo, you will see coke ovens are to the right of the store.
This is the backside view of the Peerless Coal and Coke store in the above photo.
Peerless Company Store
This is the original company store that burned down on Jan. 11, 1921.
This is the original No. 1 Peerless coal tipple.
Marion Post Wolcott
Submitted by:Buddy French
This page was last updated on 8/12/16