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AirborneDedicated to the Paratroopers and Glidermen who have served our country in war and peace. This memorial donated by members of the 82nd all Airborne and Special Forces chapters of WV
Rev. Charles McGee chartered WV Normal Industrial School for Colored Orphans, 1899. Opened, Central City, 1900, moved to 190-acre farm near Huntington & Guyandotte R. Served African-American orphans and indigent. Bought, 1911, operated until 1956 …
Authorized by an act of 1786 was extended in December 1787 from Richmond VA. past this point to the mouth of the Big Sandy River entering the city over Norway Avenue. By 1832 this road became the James River and Kanawha Turnpike opening west to Le…
Opened in 1977, historic structures are adapted to modern retail uses based on theme of railroad heritage. Includes B&O Depot, and 1875 Bank and Gutzon Borglum statue of Collis Huntington.
Born and raised in Huntington, WV, Mary hopped a train and left town at age 13 to become a singer and dancer. She spent the 1920's and 30's performing in medicine and minstrel shows. During the 1940's, Mary had diamonds removed from a bracelet and…
Historian, author, educator. Founder of the Assoc. for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915. Began Journal of Negro History, 1916. In 1926 began Negro History Week, later Black History Month. A graduate and later principal, Douglass H.S., Hun…
In lasting remembrance of the members of the Marshall University Football team, the coaches, staff, and devoted fans who died in the plane crash November 14, 1970.
Two of seven War Between the States generals buried in W. Va. interred here: Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A., in Confederate plot; John Hunt Oley, Union, and over 200 soldiers. Confederate Monument dedicated in 1900.
On November 14, 1970, a chartered jet crashed on approach to Tri-State Airport near Huntington, claiming the lives of seventy-five members of the Marshall University football team, coaches, fans, pilots & crew. This boulevard, named in honor of th…
When the Civil War began, few of Guyandotte's residents were slaveholders, buy many townspeople resented any infringement on their right as Virginians to own slaves. Guyandotte was reportedly the only town on the Ohio River that voted in favor of …