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Old 03-02-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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New ghost towns: Industrial communities teeter on the edge - USATODAY.com

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Ravenswood, with 4,000 people and one big factory, is like many towns in the USA where things still are made: caught in a winter between recession and recovery, hoping the latter will arrive before the former kills the last decent blue-collar job.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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Yeah that's Ravenswood in a nut shell!!!

Sad but true
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: nunya
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They missed the fact that the "one big factory" is already closed.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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They missed the fact that the "one big factory" is already closed.
Yeap, that's true
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Its not over till its over..who knows what the future holds??
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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Its not over till its over..who knows what the future holds??
for Ravenswood, the future is the same as Clendenin's!!!

big time employing industry moves out, so does the people and business

clendenin had the Elk Refinery, which employed hundreds

when that left, plus the interstate bipassed the town by two miles, everything died

Clendenin used to be an awsome place, or so I heard----LOL
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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There was something in the news this week about a possible re-opening. I hope so.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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There was something in the news this week about a possible re-opening. I hope so.
That's what some of my Jackson County family have been saying as well. Apparently the price of aluminum has risen and sustained at that level long enough to draw some interest.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:13 AM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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Well that's good news!
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