The Capitol has been through a lot over the years from burning, to a debate on its location and the construction of its signature crown. This book provides readers with the full story of its history.
Traces the April 2010 disaster, contending that Massey Energy's defiance of regulators resulted in safety violations and perpetuated a corporate culture that prioritized profits over lives, communities and the environment.search Novelist® Plus
Marshall University lost nearly its entire football team on Nov. 14, 1970, when 75 players, coaches and fans perished in a plane crash. This is their legacy.
Drawing upon years of original research, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored documents and interviews with relatives of both families, bestselling author Dean King finally gives us the full, unvarnished tale, one vastly more enthralling than the myth.search Novelist® Plus
New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943 presents images of the state's northern and southern coalfields, the subsistence homestead projects of Arthurdale, Eleanor, and Tygart Valley, and various communities from Charleston to Clarksburg and Parkersburg to Elkins. With more than 150 images by ten FSA photographers, including Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, and Ben Shahn, this collection is a remarkable proclamation of hardship, hope, endurance, and, above all, community.
West Virginia was the only state to be born from the Civil War. Take a trip back in time to learn more about the Civil War and its effect on the state.
The Midland Trail is a highway to history. In the country's earliest years, it carried the tide of settlement westward. During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate troops marched along it. In the years before World War I, it became a link in a great transcontinental roadway. When numbered highways were introduced, it was designated U.S. 60. Today, there's history waiting around every bend of its 180 miles.
This booklet tells you some of the things you need to know to live in the West Virginia hills. Ramps, garden planting, animals, kitchen know-how and more are covered in its 34 pages.
These black-and-white photos from the state and national archives capture the rich history of West Virginia in vivid detail.
Bragg is a popular West Virginia newspaper columnist who writes stories about her love for her family, nature and state. This is her third book.
Captured within these pages are folkways and customs of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Life and death, birth and burial, sickness and health, premonitions and superstitions are all recounted here for you to read and enjoy.
Dixon has served as president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society since its inception in 1969 and has written numerous books on railroads in West Virginia.
In January of 2009, old-timers in southern West Virginia were asked to share their memories of the "good old days." They were invited to write letters describing interesting, humorous, unusual "happenings" from the past. Most of them were born prior to 1940, and the majority grew up in West Virginia. They were not selected from any particular group or social class, nor were they expected to have any special writing ability or talent. From their responses, 504 were chosen to be included in this book.
More than 160 beautiful color photos enable readers to explore West Virginia, from rolling countryside and scenic farms to small towns and big cities. For those with a passion for travel, scenic beauty, and mountain retreats.