Submitted by Name: paul the shoe guy From: around E-mail: Contact
Comments: great pics jerry
Added: August 1, 2016
Submitted by Name: Mr. Jeffrey Adams From: Charleston, West Virginia E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was born there, but my family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in the 70's. All my life I've had dreams about West Virginia though: some of the prettiest places on Earth!
Added: July 24, 2016
Submitted by Name: J.Douglas McClain From: Canton,Ohio,born there in 1926. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am a buckeye, But my Mother and Father were married in Wheeling,WV in 1917 and relatives lived in Moundsville for many years. Family name was Cameron. Celebrating my 90 B.Day and retired from U.S.Army after service in WW2,Korea and Vietnam. Have a forebearer who served with Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge during Rev. War. Some family was from Spencer,WV. A beautiful State top to bottom!!
Added: July 23, 2016
Submitted by Name: Joe Wyatt From: Hurricane E-mail: Contact
Comments: Jerry, thank you for the compelling photos of the flood and its aftermath. A question: Have you ventured out Blue Creek to the Camp Galahad and former Carbide Camps locations? I worked at Galahad for all or part of ten summers in the 1960s and 1970s and have been wondering about that camp in particular, given that it was still standing, as of last summer. (I recall that we met, Jerry, during the Carbide Camps reunion last summer, You had four-wheeled it out there.) Keep up the nice work. I love your website. Joe Wyatt
Admin reply: Yes, I went out there a week after the flood, and posted pictures on the Carbide Blue Creek Facebook page. Little damage out there except for parts of the old road. Camp Galahad has been sold to a family, (There's a story in itself) and they are living on the property now.
Added: July 19, 2016
Submitted by Name: Jo Ann Storey From: Easton, MD E-mail: Contact
Comments: I look at the pictures of Clendenin with great sadness. It has always been a special place for my family. My father's first job out of college was at the petro-chemical plant in Clendenin, and he spent his entire career with Union Carbide. He met and married my mother in Clendenin, and I was born in my grandparent's house on Koontz Avenue (named for my grandfather, Luther V. Koontz). Although we moved to Indiana when I was seven, we visited Clendenin every summer, and I have wonderful memories of the times spent with relatives and friends there.
Added: July 17, 2016
Submitted by Name: Nancy Wickert Smilie From: South Charleston E-mail: Contact
Comments: Joy, love and prayers to everyone involved with this site! I have lived in lots of places but there can only be one West Virginia! How very blessed I am to have roots there!
Added: July 4, 2016
Submitted by Name: Terri smith From: Originally from South Charleston Wv E-mail: Contact
Does anyone know if the WV Brick Company kept any records of their employees or employers? I was told years ago that my grandfather use to work there. But I can't find anything Thanks.
Admin reply: I'm sure they did, but have no idea where you'd find them if they even still exist.
Added: June 26, 2016
Submitted by Name: Terri Smith From: Originally from South Charleston WV E-mail: Contact
This is a wonderful site. Also praying for the people of clendenin, and surrounding areas.
Added: June 25, 2016
Submitted by Name: Joe Gibson From: Charleston, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: Jerry, you are doing such a phenomenal thing for the continuance of our state history. I can't thank you enough. My wife and I have been trying to save a little piece of that history ourselves. About 15 years ago we bought the worst house in the best neighborhood. Our home was built c1893 and for these many years I've tried so hard to find any photograph that ties our home to its past. The original owner had a business downtown called "Stolle and Son Jewelers" Our home is listed as the Stolle-Surber house on the National Register. If you have or know where I could find any photographs that may relate to my house, I'd be eternally grateful. I peruse your page often and have learned SO MUCH! It is one of my favorite sites on all the web. Thank you again for all your effort.
Admin reply: OK, will do!
Added: May 10, 2016
Submitted by Name: Bill Henstock From: Charleston E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello Jerry, Love your web site!
I have a question that I hope you might help with. I have a very short section of cast iron fence built into my house. I was told it might have come from the old capitol building. Since the house was built in the mid- to late-30s, the timing is right. But I have been unable to find any photos of the old capitol that show the fence. Do you, by any chance, have anything that would show that fence?