Submitted by Name: Allen Carnefix From: Elkview, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Jerry. Looking at your old school photo's and I have a couple of comments for you to research. The Unknown School looks like it could be the O'dell School located at Laurel Fork of Dutch Ridge around 38 deg 24 min N and 81 deg 22 min W. The lady on the right in the photo looks like my grandmother, Josephine Koontz, who taught there from the late 40's until 1960 when the school closed I believe. Also, I went to New Hope School, Pinch,from 3rd thru 6th grade 1958 thru 1962. School closed after that. You have 1952 on your pic. Will be waiting for your response to see if I am correct. Thank you for this site....it's great.
Admin reply: Thanks! I have a good friend who still lives in that area as his family has for generations and that area was named O'Dell after them. I will take the photo to him to see if he recognizes it.
Added: January 18, 2017
Submitted by Name: Hilary From: Charleston, but been in Chicago over 20 years now E-mail: Contact
Comments: Great site, sure brings back a lot of memories. I haven't seen everything yet, so will need to poke around for stores and places that I remember fondly. Thanks for doing this. If you ever need any help w/the site (proofreading, link indexing, etc.), just let me know. Would be glad to help!
Added: December 28, 2016
Submitted by Name: Becky Proctor From: St Pete Beach, FL E-mail: Contact
Comments: What a fabulous website you have created! I saw buildings I hadn't thought of in years. Great work, my friend.
Admin reply: Thanks!
Added: December 9, 2016
Submitted by Name: Mike Hager From: Charleston - but now live in St. Albans E-mail: Contact
Comments: It is a wonderful thing to see all these wonderful photos of places which have fallen to the wreaker's ball. Of particular personal interest to me are the pictures of McMillan Hospital where I was born, Kanawha Furniture Store (which was owned by Woodrum's) where my dad worked for 28 years, and Charleston High. Keep us the GREAT work.
Admin reply: Thanks!
Added: November 30, 2016
Submitted by Name: Sarah Mullins From: Sissonville, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: Love your site! Would love to see pictures or any info about Marting, a coal town that used to be somewhere around where Mt. Olive prison is now, up Cannelton Hollow. My family was from there originally. I have driven past there many times but don't know where to begin to look for the location of the town. Thank you,
Admin reply: Marting was about halfway between Smithers and Mt. Olive. If you look at Google Satellite View, The first big horseshoe curve was Marting. Fourmile Fork runs into that curve. There is a lot of surface mining still going on that you can also see.
Added: November 2, 2016
Submitted by Name: Tom Frazer From: Sebring, FL E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for this site. I grew up in St. Albans in the '60's. Your photos certainly bring me back; the radio, downtown shopping and dining,places we hung out. Visited this past September and saw all the changes. Hope they are good for people living there, they mostly were not for me. Too many places important to me long gone. Wish you well as you continue growing this site, I'll be following
Added: October 21, 2016
Submitted by Name: Ed James From: Big Chimney, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: I live in the Pittsburgh area now but most all my family still lives in the same area that I grew up around Charleston. I love going in and looking at the amazing photographs that you have assembled on your website. It's so refreshing to see what was. I'm 55 and really love the 70's and 80's posts. Thank you for helping to keep our memories alive. West Virginia is truly a magnificent place. It has it all...beautiful hills, maundering rivers, and the best people in the world!
Added: August 31, 2016
Submitted by Name: Lia Bloome From: City Park, Charleston, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: I love the pictures of the old Charleston General hospital. I live on top of where it was originally so it is quite interesting to see the history of the hospital and area.
Added: August 19, 2016
Submitted by Name: Benjamin From: Chesapeake wv E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello I love your site. It's very interesting seeing and learning about the beauty of days gone by. I just have a quick request. I have been searching for a long time for any photos that show the 2 ponds that used to be in Marmet Wv. I'm not sure of the names but I do remember them being very close to the road and sometimes cars would go in. If you or any of your visitor's know of any available photos please let me know were I can see them.
Admin reply: I've not even seen old photos of Marmet yet.
Added: August 4, 2016
Submitted by Name: Douglas McCowen From: So Charleston & Edgewood area E-mail: Contact
Comments: Went to Lincoln Jr High and frequently ate lunch at Chris' on Washington St. My mom wasn't too happy about it when she found out it was a bar, but I loved his barbecue beef sandwiches. Haven't seen any pictures of it on your website and was wondering if you have seen any.