tion another Southern industry that is disappearing. Along with this is the crumbling log-built tobacco barn in Bunn, leaning over, collapsing from its own weight while in front a sign nailed to a tree reads,"This Farm Has Pride In Tobacco." And then there is Virgilina. Cross N.C. 49 at the Virginia border, and there is what once was the town; there's an abandoned railway station and, across the street, a board- inghouse in ruins. The tracks are gone; weeds have replaced the right-of-way. One can only assume that when the railroad pulled the tracks, the town closed. In the peeling paint, out of view except on the closest inspection, are signs over separate doors lead- ing to the dust-covered waiting rooms. On the left, above the door the sign reads, "White." On the right, above a similar door the sign reads "Colored."
Abandoned train station, Virgilina
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