Submitted by Name: Sean Rodgers From: Charleston, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: My parents bought LT 76-A LUNA PARK ADN around 30 years ago. We have found some interesting items in our backyard over the years. When we leveled the yard for a pool we found glass bottles, rings, old bolts that appear to date back to Luna Park.
More recently a mirror was broken from the front bedroom closet door revealing a letter from the builder of several houses in the area.
Let me know if you would be interested in a picture of the letter for your site.
Added: July 6, 2015
Submitted by Name: joe douds From: charleston E-mail: Contact
Comments: Who is Eugene A. Carter?
Admin reply: Eugene A. Carter was born in 1909 in Prudence, Fayette County.
At the age of 17, he went to work for the New River Pocahontas Consolidated Coal Company, the same coal company that employed his father.
In 1934, during the Depression, Eugene A. Carter came to Charleston and began working as a driver for a local dairy company. He helped to form the first local Teamsters Union. In 1936, he was elected President of Teamsters Local 175 and served in that capacity until 1974. In 1945, Eugene A. Carter was elected President of the West Virginia Federation of Labor and served in that capacity until the AFL State Federation and the CIO Industrial Union Council merged to form the West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, in 1957.
Added: June 14, 2015
Submitted by Name: Jean Boger From: Braxton County E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi. Your web site is fantastic. I work for a historic preservation firm and we are currently working with the property owner on the old Staats Hospital building and the little building next to it. On either May 31st or June 1st you ran a picture of the Fischer & Fischer Meats building on West Washington Street which showed the storefront area of the Little Staats building and a portion of Staats Hospital building. We are trying to get a hard copy of that picture. Is that possible? If so, please email me and let me know the specifics. Of course, we are willing to pay for the picture. Many thanks. Jean Boger for the Firm of Michael Gioulis, Historic Preservation Consultant 614 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601 (304) 765-5716
Added: June 9, 2015
Submitted by Name: Jacob (Ed) Fischer From: Charleston, WV E-mail: Contact
Added: My name is Jacob Edwin (Ed) Fischer, son of the late Albert Henry Fischer who was part owner of Fischer & Fischer Meats. I would like to thank you along with my sister and cousins for publishing the picture of the market on Sunday May, 31st. This picture brought back a lot of good memories of when our dads were in business. I have told the stories many times of the lines out the door when meat was rationed.
Submitted by Name: Michele Barowy From: Dunbar, WV E-mail: Contact
Comments: Love your site. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I grew up here ( i'm 42)and have moved away several times. From 1999-2009 i lived in Stoughton, Ma. It's funny, WV history was never important to me until i moved away. Ya only love her when ya let her go i guess! lol
Have a great Day, Thanks again.
Added: May 26, 2015
Submitted by Name: Eddie. sSpradling From: CWV E-mail: Contact
Comments: Jerry, I think Tim Keeley nailed it on CHS! Looks the same, and even the ditch, and the board leads to Blackhawk Holler!
Admin reply: I'm still not positive. Example: When the South Side Bridge closed and they had to use the Ferry to cross the river, TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM SOUTH HILLS had to park somewhere to catch the Ferry. I'm not even positive that EITHER of these locations are what's in the photo...yet.
Added: May 24, 2015
Submitted by Name: Sharon Souza From: Saint Albans E-mail: Contact
Submitted by Name: David Parsons From: Clearwater FL E-mail: Contact
Comments: Photo looks like it was taken on MacCorkle Avenue going towards Marmet. The Marmet Locks opened in the mid-1930's, and would discharge water from the Marmet side from time to time. Could this be people waiting to see this downriver a few miles near Kanawha City shortly after the locks were completed? The river seems to be the Kanawha. This is one puzzling photo!
Added: May 6, 2015
Submitted by Name: Sheila S. Hossler From: Charleston E-mail: Contact
Comments: I cannot make out what it says on the bus but it is an old Greyhound bus and I can make out the Greyhounds before and after the wording. I was wondering if that was some kind of lodge in the upper corner and all the people (men) may be there. The only tracks that might run that close to the river would be up Elk or Coal River that I know of.