By William R. "Bill" Archer
in the Eighteen Eighties, whilst the Norfolk & Western Railway got here to city. The company�s effect at the rural panorama used to be overwhelming, and shortly, Bluefield was once reworked into the guts of a coal-fired universe and have become an incredible thoroughfare for the then-thriving mining undefined.
Though the company�not the coal�was king in Bluefield, enterprising women and men may possibly, and did, percentage in its
success. town developed right into a profitable offer heart for the large community of cities that sprung up virtually in a single day through the region�s coalfields. For the following 60 years, Bluefield skilled dramatic development, engaging a various team of novices who helped to construct the robust cultural background that keeps to play a fashionable function locally to the current day.