Grafton, WV, In Decay by 1850

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Grafton is a small rural town in West Virginia yet has come up n several of my reports; it is home to the Mothers Day Shrine, also had a central role in the RR strike of 1877. Also home to a Boy Scout camp, YMCA, Daughters of American Revolution.

The years on these images are mislabeled, they are out of order. There is periods of growth but never any construction, appears to be in decay even in the earliest images. The narrative says the decay is soot from the trains but I think it is patina from age.