MEAT MARKET — Ella Mae Helton Pawley of Clay City sent in this photograph of the Meat Market and Consolidation Coal Company Store at McRoberts about 1913. The ice house can be seen behind the Meat Market.
BUTCHERS — James Morton Long (1898-1983) and his brother Jesse Wilson Long (1902-1948) are pictured in front the Meat Market in McRoberts. They came from Frenchburg to work as butchers for the Consolidation Coal Company in the early 1920s. Jess Long married Edith Eva Kelly and moved to Neon where he ran the A&L Store (old yellow front) until 1936, then moved to Mt. Sterling, where he also owned a store and small farm. Mort Long married Hattie Allen Beverly of Wise, Va., and continued to work at the Meat Market for 25 years, living in Jenkins and McRoberts, before retiring to the Mt. Sterling area. Both brothers are buried in Mt. Sterling. They were the sons of Simeon De Lafayette Long and Laodicia Fugate Long. The photo and information were supplied by Ella Mae Helton Pawley.