Here are some recent photos of what the employees of Estes Brothers have been doing in St. Paul. The new sidewalks recently installed on Russell Street are quite an improvement over the cracked and crumbling old ones that dated from the 1920’s.
Remembering the Self-Serv Market… © Jerry F. Couch During the prosperous King Coal Era of the mid-1970’s, a new and very welcome business opened in St. Paul – the Self-Serv Market. Like most convenience stores, the Self-Serv sold a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Best of all, it was the… Read More That Good Ol’ Hillbilly Fried Chicken!
© Jerry F. Couch THE KING COAL ERA — As Dickens might have said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It was the best of times because coal had brought unprecedented prosperity to Southwest Virginia. For the first time in their lives, many people were enjoying economic security and… Read More 1975 Coal Truck Convoy to Washington