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Scotts Run

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Scott's Run, Virginia

Scotts Run is a geographical division of the Cass District in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Currently, it encompasses thirteen small, unincorporated communities. Located a few miles from Morgantown, WV, this area’s predominant industry in the early twentieth century was coal mining and production. Scotts Run became well known nationally during the years of the Great Depression, when photographers and the relief efforts of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt publicized the impoverished conditions faced by the community. Since the decline in the coal industry in the area, Scotts Run’s population has rapidly decreased. However, the current community is active in revitalization efforts to promote new businesses and heritage tourism.
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    • Pre-Industrial history 

    • Coal boom 

    • Great Depression era 

    • National Research Project 

    • Mining disasters 

    • Scotts Run today