Company houses

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Thu Feb 15 19:27:40 EST 2007

Not that I am any kind of expert, but I believe it has as much to do with
location as anything else...I have see pictures of company houses where the
Model T's were lined up out front...also seen company towns from the 60's
were there were no room for driveways, and no room to park on the street!

Leslie Eversole

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I know this is a little different for a topic, but I am looking for some
information. I recently built a coal mining facility complete with several
company houses and a company store. My question is: When did automobiles
start to show up owned by company house residents? A friend of mine said
they did not have cars before the late fifties or early sixties. I have
seen pictures of company houses with cars at a much earlier date. Since I'm
modelling the N&W in the mid-to-late fifties, I would like to have cars and
trucks but would like to be somewhat accurate.
Thanks for any insight,
Ron K.

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