CORNWALLIS

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circa 1890-1900 photo by Harrisville photographer I.W. Woods .
Described as the Cornwallis Oil Field. the names indicate the names of the wells, each marked by it’s then recently constructed wooden derrick.

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A Cornwallis store building, last operated by Rollo Riggs selling antiques, used furniture, etc.
Photo October 25, 1991 by Alan Nichols
the building has now long since collapsed

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Another view of Cornwallis at the height of the oil boom there, circa 1900.


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Petit House, on the hill above Cornwallis. The last days…. shot in the 1980s.
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the sign over the door says “Cornwallis Cash Store R. Riggs, prop.” tracks in photo are B&O RR in Cornwallis. unidentified man, possibly Rollo Rigg’s father?
Photo shared by Josh Kaplan.


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Home along the B&O / Railtrail in Cornwallis. The foreground is the rr grade/ railtrail. east end of town, near tunnel and Bonds Creek. Photo 25 December 2018 by Paul Eastwood.
Cookie Kaptis This is the house I grew up in. Oh the memories!

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back side of Cornwallis home, looking toward the Railroad/ trail. Photo by Paul Eastwood 25 December 2018.




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