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20th Century Images: Watts Street station

By Richard Andre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Notice in the distance the tower of the Bream Memorial Church. This is a very rare photo since the station is long gone. I talked to an old gent and he recalled working for the Owen & Barth Funeral Home to pick up the bodies at Watts Station to take them to Owen & Barth for burial. The bodies were victims of the 1918 flu epidemic from the Nitro explosive plant. Hundreds of workers died because of the tragic 1918 flu epidemic.Today the tracks are used by Norfolk Southern. Photo from Richard Andre


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