Bramwell, WV - Home of the Millionaires

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  1. DiscoveryLover

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    This weekend I went with my parents to Bramwell, WV, an old coal town that in the late 1800's had the highest per capita millionaires of any town in America. 14 to 19 millionaires, due to all the coal. Most of the old mansions are still there and a few times a year tours are given.

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    We ate lunch at the Corner Shop Cafe, made like the old soda fountains.
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    The old Train Depot converted into a Coal Heritage Museum
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    The Bluestone River
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    Some of the old Mansions
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    An Old Church
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    The old Bank of Bramwell. Converted into a residence
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    We also stopped by Pinnacle Rock State Park.
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    Good stuff man !!!
     
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    Awesome
     
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    Nice I've road a four wheeler through that town several times its interesting to hear people pronounce the name some leave the W out!

     
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    I need to go there. What beautiful architecture!!
     
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    You can see there was money there back in the day !!! There are a few towns like that here that were built on gold and cotton $s !!
     
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