After you read our FRONTcover story on the repurposing of old coal towns in Southwest Virginia, here's an interesting link you might want to check out:
It's pretty much a scrapbook of old coal towns; and I highly recommend the link for Southwestern Virginia. Chris DellaMea runs it, and he tells me the old coal towns (sometimes called coal camps, where "everything was built and owned by a coal company, including schools, churches, stores, theatres, and residential structures") in many cases, "are disappearing as fast as I can photograph them."
It's a fascinating visit. You'll step back in time.
Even as we must continue to march forward.