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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.