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Elevated view of the lumber company town of Jenningston.
The photograph was taken while West was driven through the streets of Beckley by a very proud fan following West Virginia University's amazing run in the 1959 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Mountaineers make it to the National Championship game, losing to California by one point. West was named the MVP of the tournament. The others in the photograph are not identified.
James Chapman sits with his dog in front of his demolished home three days after the Pittston Coal Company's coal slurry impoundment dam broke, killing 125 people and leaving thousands homeless. Four days before the disaster, the dam had been declared "satisfactory" by federal inspectors.
A store is located on the left at the railroad crossing.
Elevated view small town in Harrison County.
Unidentified teamster works hard at transferring or hauling a load.
Created for West Virginia's Fifty Year Celebration. Also printed on the image, " By Starkey at Rau's No. 25".
The "Ben Hur" tied up on Water Street during the flood of 1891. The steamboat packet sank in 1916 on the Mississippi river.
A barge and packet rest along the Ohio River shore with downtown Wheeling in the background.
Three people drowned in the accident that drew onlookers along the shore and on the suspension bridge.
Located in Jackson County, on the Ohio River.
Colored postcard of the glass factory.
Located on Route 50.
A Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad train rolls pass the station located near what is now Route 7.
Jackson's Mill is the state's Four-H Camp.
1925-1926 Harrison County Champions.
Union miners, involved in a riot at the Cliftonville Mine against non-union miners, were charged and tried for murder. An estimated nine men were killed including Sheriff Harding Duval during the northern panhandle "mine war".
Keystone is being placed in this Main Street bridge. The span is 159 feet.
Caption under the photograph reads, "One of the first signs of Spring in Wheeling was the Organ Grinder with a monkey. There were German bands that played on the street and passed the hat. Then there were performing bears, gypsies telling fortunes, and fakirs selling trinkets."
The New River flowing pass the Chesapeake and Ohio Depot and the YMCA.
Workers stand outside of D. E. Abbott: "Manufacturer of Picture Frames and Mouldings. Portraits of All Kinds and Sizes."
Clearing trees to build the new town of Davis.
Two Marshall football players, who were injured and didn't fly with the team on a plane which crashed and killed all 75 aboard, visit a symbolic wreath of flowers on Marshall's football field with the father of one of the victims. From left: Felix Jordan, Cincinnati, OH.; Nat Ruffin, Quincy, Fla.; and Lucian Sanders, Tuscaloosa, Ala., father of football player Larry Sanders.
First time in 27 years the West Virginia Mountaineers beat the Penn State Nittany  Lions 17 to 14 at Mountaineer field.
The Monongah Mine disaster occurred on December 6, 1907 and has been described as the worst mining disaster in American history. An explosion thought to have been caused by the ignition of methane ignited the coal dust in mines number 6 and 8, killing hundreds of workers.
House remains today.
The Ohio River can be seen on the far left.
Philippi has a history of suffering from flooding due to its close proximity to the river and relatively low elevation of most of the town. The most damaging occurred in November of 1985.
People identified are: Jack Hodge, Arch Moore, and Cecil Highland (far right).
On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed while it was full rush hour traffic, resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Two of the victims were never found. Investigation of the wreckage pointed to the cause of the collapse being the failure of a single eyebar in a suspension chain, due to a small defect 0.1 inches deep. Analysis showed the bridge was carrying much heavier loads than it had originally been designed for and was also poorly maintained.
View from Chapline Street hill behind the Ohio Valley General Hospital.
View from Chapline Street hill behind the Ohio Valley General Hospital.
The "Valiant" steaming by the Wheeling Wharf. Notice her smokestacks are reclined so she could clear the bridges
The caption describes the scene as "Market Street on a typical Saturday morning. The present Market House stands on the same site. Note the man coming down the street carrying two barrels also the beer wagon in the center."
Stanton stayed in close contact with Governors Pierpont and Boreman of the Restored Government of Virginia and West Virginia respectively, during the Civil War. Stanton supported West Virginia statehood and was aware of the need for a strong Union military presence in the region.
High School age boys receive hands on training at the Mercer County Vocational Techinical School.
The unpaved avenue is bordered by railroad tracks and businesses.
Postcard photograph of a derrick capping the first drilled well in Sistersville field.
Postcard photograph of a dirt paved road to the bridge over Cheat River. A house and a structure with a storefront fascade is situation at the near side of the bridge. Also inscribed on the image, "Published by Dawson and Co. Morgantown, West Virginia".
Postcard photograph of dirt paved street in town of Clay, county seat of Clay County.
Group portriat of the team in uniform. None are identified.
Brick structure with decorative wood trim.
None of the subjects in the photograph are identified.
Small town located in northern Randolph County.
Near the Seneca Trail, Leading Creek is a tributary of the Tygart Valley River.
Several homes located on the South Branch of the Potomac River
Part of the Wilderness Retreat located in Lewis County. None of the subjects are identified.
Adamston is now part of Clarksburg. Inscription with the image includes, "... Herbert C. Sullivan, ME Church".
None of the subjects in the photograph are identified.
Team portriat of players in uniform, none are identified.
Unidentified workers pose at a lumber mill.
Workers pose outside the mill, none are identified.
Plowed under for construction of four lane highway.
Railroad tracks run down the middle of the valley, while cleared mountainsides give way to industrial operations pictured on the left and the town buildings on the right.