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TimeSpace: Half A Tank

Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

In Union, A Choice Between Baby And Car

Residents of Union, West Virginia line Main Street before the start of the Farmers' Day parade. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post UNION, W. Va.--Every year for the last four, James Dunbar has driven his 1972 electric green Dodge...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 12, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Scene along the Street  
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Selling A Lifetime Of Curios To Make Ends Meet

Denny Powell's curiosity shop near the entrance to the Organ Cave tourist attraction on Route 219. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post RONCEVERTE, W. Va.--The store's Coke sign, painted with a haphazard hand, is what drew our eyes from...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 11, 2009; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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In W. Va., A Dance To Say We'll Be All Right

Union residents gather in the parking lot of the local grocery store before the start of the 55th annual Farmers' Day Street Dance. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post A woman takes in a cigarette as the band warms...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 10, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Truck Stop

The remains of two trucks and a car sit in a yard near Martinsville, Va. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post EN ROUTE TO W. Va.--It's a common scene: Vehicles abandoned on the side of the road. The tangle...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 10, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Goodwill Hunting

Winter coats are cheaper at the Goodwill thrift store in the summer. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post...

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Selling The Family Heirloom

Donna Murphy's granddaughter Madeeson reaches for the day's earnings at a roadside yard sale. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post BETWEEN ELLISTON AND SHAWSVILLE, Va.--Donna Murphy had been saving the china cabinet to hand down to her daughter, who...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 9, 2009; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Mirrors, Thin Walls And Cheap Motels

We considered booking a room at this motel in Glenvar, Va. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post PULASKI COUNTY, Va.--Cheap motels have thin walls and I can hear Michael at his computer. It’s 3 a.m. and he’s editing photos....

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 8, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Behind the Wheel  
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Mourning Paper

No news is bad news. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post DUBLIN, Va.—Michael’s Rule of the Road #42: Always pick up a local paper for story ideas and to get a pulse on the town....

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 8, 2009; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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