on a PinheadNamed
after the Darco Corporation in nearby Marshall,
the community's only export was the lignite coal that was used to make "Darco,"
a purifing agent in the refining process. The operation employed some 40 laborers
in the 1930s.
The Harrison County system had district schools here -
with a combined population of around 176 pupils. Proximity to Marshall
hampered growth but the town supported one business (other than the nining operation)
in the late 1940s. The population peaked in the mid 1960s with 95 residents and
the 1990 census reported 85.
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