Cass Series #3-Emory Street House

The 3rd in this series. Here you can better see the extensive use of board walks that tied this community together. As previously mentioned, Cass, West Virginia was very much a company town and most workers prior to World War two could not afford cars so walking was how everyone got around the community. Cement was probably expensive and difficult to work with in a remote area like the mountains of W. Virginia and being a lumber town there was no shortage of wood to make walks with. There was also no shortage of labor to build and maintain the walkways. The weather was probably also an issue–lots of rain in that country so earthen pathways would have quickly turned into a muddy, eroded mess.

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