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Charleston History Through Postcards

Boat Landing


This 1908 postcard shows two packet boats docked at the levee. Commercially operated steamboats were a common sight on the Kanawha River until the 1930s. This postcard also shows buildings along Kanawha Street that were torn down to make room for four-lane Kanawha Boulevard. They were occupied by a number of businesses, including the Charleston News Mail, which later became the Charleston Daily Mail, and Diamond Ice and Coal Company.

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