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Sistersville And Tyler County

Author : Luke N. Peters
ISBN : 0738552712
Genre : History
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In 1802, Charles Wells brought his family of 22 children down the Ohio River to a point later known as Wells Landing. With its ferryboat, tannery, blacksmiths, lumber, and flour mills, the village became a stop for river traffic and a commercial center where the scattered farming population would sell their wares. When Charles Wells died in 1815, he willed part of his estate to two daughters, Delilah Wells Grier and Sarah Wells McCoy, which they plotted and named Sistersville. In 1816, two years after Tyler County was formed, Middlebourne was chosen as the county seat. When the railroad reached Tyler County in 1884, its quiet communities enjoyed moderate prosperity; however, when Joshua Russell struck oil at the Polecat well in 1891, nearly 15,000 people rushed into the Sistersville area to find their fortunes. Discover the story of the oil boom with its saloons, hotels, opera houses, theaters, mansions, industries, and churches as told in detail through photographs from local collections and museums.

The Big Book Of West Virginia Ghost Stories

Author : Rosemary Ellen Guiley
ISBN : 9781493043996
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Mountain State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Rosemary Ellen Guiley shines a light in the dark corners of Virginia and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From the headless ghosts wandering Droop Mountain to the tortured spirits of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, there’s no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.

West Virginia History

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ISBN : OSU:32435023714694
Genre : West Virginia
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Oil And Gas Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015009239768
Genre : Petroleum industry and trade
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Guide To Microforms In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015078330704
Genre : Microcards
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The American Contractor

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ISBN : NYPL:33433071604072
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The Flair The Fire

Author : Eleanor Meyer Hamilton
ISBN : WISC:89064496375
Genre : Religion
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The Street Railway Journal

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ISBN : MINN:31951T00082948P
Genre : Electric railroads
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010725113
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Editor Publisher Market Guide

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