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Description: Caption on reverse reads: "Rim of the world - Glouster. Athens Co." Glouster was named after Gloucester, United Kingdom, but was misspelled by a clerk when the name was telegraphed to Washington, and the misspelling stuck. The community was one of a number of area villages established to serve the coal-mining industry, and once featured several active deep mines. A wave of immigration at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries brought men and then their families from the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe to the villages in the area. Glouster had a very active train station in the "downtown" area which was closed and now serves as a community center. Significantly, area schools were consolidated in the 1960's into the Trimble Local School district View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B10F02_004_001
Subjects: Dwellings; Housing; Geography and Natural Resources; Trees; Landscapes--Ohio--Pictorial works; Athens County (Ohio)--History; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project
Places: Glouster (Ohio); Athens County (Ohio)