Cliffside - Aerial Photo from the late 40s or early 50s
Recreation Office
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Division
South Charleston 3, W. Va.

By the Taylor-Slater Studio
Phone 20-004

(That telephone phone number should be a clue as to the date.)

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In the enlargements you can see a bit of the swimming facility on Coal River, and at the bottom of the picture
you can see the campfire circle, which was on the hill in those days. Note no lake, no concrete pools, no Cabin 13-14...
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