On the birthday of Joseph Beury, coal operator and union captain, I thought I would share this newspiece from Shirley Donnelly. I have transcribed it
Category: West Virginia History
WV: Charlie McCoy
Charles Ray McCoy, born March 28, 1941 in Oak HIll WV, is a Grammy-winning American session musician, harmonica player, and multi-instrumentalist. In 2009, he was
Women In History: Anna Johnson Gates
Anna Johnson Gates (January 25, 1889 – January 12, 1939) was a suffragist and progressive era politician who was the first woman elected to the
March 20,1973: Moundsville (WV) Prison Riot
The West Virginia State Penitentiary was familiar with unrest over the years. There were a number of uprisings that stemmed from inadequate living condition and
WV: White Oak Railway / Oak Hill Depot
The Oak Hill Railroad Depot is a historic depot in Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States. The depot is located on the southwest corner of Virginia Avenue and Central Avenue. It opened as a station on the White Oak Railway in 1903 and later became part of the Virginian Railway, which it served until 1957.
Historical Marker: Virgil A. Lewis
Title: Virgil A. Lewis Inscription: Educator and historian born near West Columbia, July 6, 1848; died in Mason City, December 5, 1912; was buried in Point Pleasant.