population decline

The Elliot’s cement picnic table, a neighborhood fixture

Howard Elliot III, grandson of Howard and Elsie Elliot from St. Charles, Va., discusses the region’s declining population and its effect on housing. He shares the story of his efforts to salvage his grandparents’ front yard cement picnic table, which heralded from a local program for retired miners known as “The Happy Pappys”. Follow this …

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Population decline and water runoff in southwest Virginia: Bonnie Blue

Howard Elliot III, grandson of Howard and Elsie Elliot from St. Charles, Va., elaborates on how steady population decline in southwest Virginia has created barriers to his work relocating rail lines. He names Bonnie Blue as a good example of why justification for the expense of construction projects like these is increasingly difficult to secure. …

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