TOURIST CABIN

In the1930s the city of Virginia sought a new industry to keep people in the area. Tourism was the ideal industry because of the wide interest in iron ore mining and the natural beauty of the area. The city built tourist cabins which a family of 4 could could rent for $1.50 a night. Mining, dental, barbershop, beauty shop, brewery and hamburger shop artifacts are shown in the tourist cabin.



Depression-era tourist Cabin


Exhibit featuring Steve's Place, a popular Virginia hamburger shop for 50 years.


Mining Exhibit in tourist cabin.

 

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