Sunday, January 25, 2009
These photos are from a series I have been working on about former coal mining towns in South Eastern OH. These towns were formerly bustling towns with plenty of jobs and businesses. Now, towns like Shawnee have more businesses that are empty and falling apart than open. Out of the many times I have been to Shawnee, the only businesses open are the Desparado, a bar, and Whorleys, the local carryout. One person we talked to who lives in the house behind the highway sign said that "you can't buy a job" in Shawnee.