African-American Life in Preston County (Images of America) by Nancy Jane Copney

By Nancy Jane Copney

Preston County, a space nestled within the northern nook of West Virginia, is bounded at the north by
Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon line and at the east
by the kingdom of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian quarter is basically a farming group, notwithstanding mining, bushes, game, and tourism have additionally been very important individuals to the county’s economic climate. The small but shiny African-American group of Preston County, whose tale is advised right here via relations images, files, and stories, is an important a part of the county’s history. For generations, those households have labored at the land and within the mines; they've got raised their childrens and equipped their houses in Preston County. classic pictures from as early because the 1860s shield the
African-American tale of the moms and dads and
the mine staff and farmers who've performed and
continue to play an enormous function within the background of this pretty a part of the world.

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