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
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
Anna Johnson Gates (January 25, 1889 – January 12, 1939) was a suffragist and progressive era politician who was the first woman elected to the
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
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.
The Black Hand was an underworld society of Italians that thrived in Sicily in the late 19th century. Reading newspaper articles from that time, it