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Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
Image from the cover of 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911. Sketch of Clarksburg buildings. Text from title page and first two pages: 'Industrial and Picturesque, Clarksburg, W. Va. Pictorially Showing Its Numerous and Mammoth Industries Issued by H. R. Fish with the approval of the Board of Trade of Clarksburg, W. Va.  Officers:  John Koblegard, President; H. E. Travis, Vice President; L. K. Richards, Treasurer; and Charles E. Lamberd, Secretary.  Directors: W. Y. Cartwrith, George B. Chorpening, John B. Hart, C. B. Alexander, C. H. Harding, John Koblegard, B. M. Despard, V. L. Highland, Robert Morris, C. V. Erdman, Lynn S. Hornor, L. K. Richards, J. M. Francois, J. M. White, and H. E. Travis.  This Pictorial Souvenir Booklet is issued for the purpose of giving those who receive it an idea of the many diversified industries that are located in our city.  While it shows the majority of them there are a number of smaller ones employing a great many people which we could not embody in this booklet.  We trust the reader will be able to gather from what he sees in this souvenir, a comprehensive idea of one of the most progressive cities in the state.  It will be unnecessary for us to go into all the details that would go to make up the advantages that Clarksburg could offer person who are seeking locations for business of any kind, particularly manufacturing.  Therefore, we think it wise to confine ourselves to the showing made in this souvenir, and to allow the reader to draw his conclusions as to what we have in Clarksburg by examining the illustrations.  Clarksburg is located in the heart of the largest natural gas field in the world.  As a result the gas rate to manufacturers is exceedingly low, 4c. per thousand.  The gas supply is practically inexhaustible.  Clarksburg is surrounded by vast fields of coal which could be furnished at a price about equivalent to natural gas.  Vast forests of timber abound within a small radius of Clarksburg, offering exceptional facilities to all manufacturers where wood is its initial product.  Fire and pottery clay, and glass sand of fine quality are found within the immediate vicinity.  Clarksburg ranks second in the state in wholesale business, and has the largest wholesale grocery house in the state.'  Text from the final page:  'Advantages of Clarksburg.  She has two up-to-date daily newspapers and two weekly newspapers.  She has 32 passenger trains, and hourly traction trains arriving and departing daily.  She has the cheapest fuel and power on earth - natural gas in an inexhaustible supply.  She has excellent banking facilities, sound and reliable. She is the best city in West Virginia in proportion to population.  Her jobbing houses have an enviable reputation.  She has a community of high class merchants and manufacturers.  Come and see us and we will convince you of these facts.  The Modern Engraving Company, of 124 East 8th St., Cincinnati, O., Made the majority of engravings in this souvenir.'
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1911.'
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.
A child and three men stand behind the bar in this saloon.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.  Portrait of Harry L. Brooks.
Image from 'Industrial and Picturesque Clarksburg, W. Va.' published by the Press of the Clarksburg Telegram Company, Printers and Publishers, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1911.