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At top: an aerial view, from the 1949 Wellston High School yearbook, scanned and shared by WHS alum Robert Haefner.

Below: a similar aerial view circa 2005, from maps.live.com.

The devastation of the area's economy is obvious. Most of the houses at lower left are gone, as is the corner building. The high school is abandoned, its auditorium roof rotted through. Trees and empty lots have replaced buildings.

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