Saltville, Va., (pop. 2,077), which lies in the southwest corner of the state, was the site of one of the largest soda-ash plants in the country that ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Back then, Saltville was your quintessential company town. (Photos by David Kidd)
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Saltville, Virginia Today

Saltville used to be your quintessential company town. Now, those days are only a memory.