Tim Kiser's photos with the downtown Parsons

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.

The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.
To enjoy this you have to set aside your natural suspicions of local governments in the rural areas of the U.S., riddled as they are with corrupt good-old-boys' networks and lawless cops, etc. Just think about the architecture.

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Added on November 17, 2015

A carnival is installed downtown.

A carnival is installed downtown.
Unwadded white tarpaulins of dirt become "walls" of an outdoor "hallway" as workmen haul their amusements out into the streets.

Retarded by sandbarrels will falling-objects injuries be.

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In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…
Added on November 24, 2015

Dogwood-and-dumpster scene of a mountain town plus 3 utility poles with pole-mounted transformers and wooden siding.

Dogwood-and-dumpster scene of a mountain town plus 3 utility poles with pole-mounted transformers and wooden siding.
I know it's lazy to like something so common, but.

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In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Panther Lane.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:…
Added on August  8, 2015

I interviewed a carny and asked her to talk about what was happening here and she said "Well, we're gettin' all our balls hung up to get ready to give to the ringtossers."

I interviewed a carny and asked her to talk about what was happening here and she said "Well, we're gettin' all our balls hung up to get ready to give to the ringtossers."
"Ringtossers at bottles. The ones that get a ring around a bottle, we'll give a ball to," she clarified. "They have to pay if they want to toss the rings. It costs $5 for twelve tries."

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In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…
Added on October  1, 2015