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The Purseglove Community Honor Roll
The following names were listed on the original program of the honor roll dedication of Sept. 16, 1945
( 325 names are listed )
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John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
A Father's Love
It was here in Star City that John F. Kennedy announced his intention to enter the West Virginia primary as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. This decision was motivated by deep co…
Star City, W.Va.
In Honor Of
Those Who Have Served and Are Serving
In the Armed Forces of the
United States of America
World War II
Anderson, Ralph R. · Anderson, David C. · Audia, Frank A. · Audia, Lou…
May 30, 2011
Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867, as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University.
Can you imagine a bustling community here made up of hundreds of people, all with livelihoods centered around this old stone furnace? The Henry Clay Iron Furnace was the fiery heart fueling this small community, and reminds us of our historic conn…
From 1933-1942, the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) helped lift America out of the Great Depression through hard work and ingenuity. They helped develop and restore our recreation areas and natural resources for the benefit of us…
Born in Monongalia County in 1827, he was a delegate to the First and Second Wheeling Conventions and a member of the Restored Government of Virginia. Appointed colonel of the 7th WV Infantry in 1862, he was wounded at Fredericksburg. In late 1863…
Seven hundred feet east of this marker is the site of Martins Fort built in 1773 for the protection against the Indians and British. Here in 1779 three settlers were killed and seven were captured by the Indians.
On April 30, 1927, Federal No. 3 Mine exploded, killing at least 97 miners. Nine men inside survived the blast and soon reached safety. Using oxygen breathing apparatus, 21 teams conducted rescue efforts until May 24, containing fires as they went…