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Keystone was a regional trading center for area coal company towns and camps. It also served as a regional red-light district, and its “Cinder Bottom” was a notorious early-twentieth-century destination in coal country. A group of twenty-odd one-story brick bungalows at the eastern edge of town contrasts with a similar number of two-story American Foursquare brick houses at the western end, evidence of the hierarchy that prevailed in living quarters in the coalfields.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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