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Bluefield, West. Virginia, Historical Profile (1919)



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Bluefield, W. Va., founded in 1838 and incorporated in 1893, is in Mercer County, at the extreme southern end of the state, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad. The city is the home of a state normal, and has a fine Federal building and two sanitariums. There are railroad shops and important soft coal mining interests. It is governed on the commission plan. Population, 1910, 11,118.

      "Bluefield, West. Virginia, Historical Profile (1919)," The American Educator. (Chicago: Ralph Durham Company, 1919); digital edition, (http://mygenshare.com : posted 15 Jan 2013)

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