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West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer

By: Rand McNally

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme:

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 333273


This West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index. View more info

MAP: Virginia and West Virginia Circa 1884

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S43


Frank Gray's map of Virginia and West Virginia is rich in topographical detail. First issued in 1877 and updated some years later, this map shows rivers, creeks and their branches as well as many small villages and settlements in both states. Railway lines are shown and identified. Insets show Norfolk Harbor, Hampton Roads and Harper's Ferry. View more info

MAP: Virginia with Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia: 1864

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S24


Useful to anyone studying the Civil War and showing the newly created state of West Virginia, this 1864 A.J. Johnson map locates counties, roads, towns and railways in all four states. Rivers and creeks are also identified. View more info

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Absentee Landowning and Exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920

By: Barbara Rasmussen

Price: $21.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1994

Seller ID: 118808


Reviews"The book is consistently and appropriately engaged in present-day political concerns and ends with a prescription to revise West Virginia tax codes. Both activists and scholars can benefit from Rasmussen's research."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"A thought-provoking and frequently insightful work that will contribute significantly to the ongoing scholarly debate concerning the roots of Appalachian dependency.... View more info

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History Of The Great Kanawha Valley [West Virginia] With Family History And Biographical Sketches. A Statement Of Its Natural Resources, Industrial Growth And Commercial Advantages

By: Brant, Fuller & Co

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B1609


The picturesque Kanawha valley spans Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam, and Mason counties in West Virginia with Charleston resting in its mid-section. The valley's Kanawha river runs 98 miles to its junction with the Ohio river at Point Pleasant. Volume I opens with the early history of the valley, from pre-historic mound builders, to the Cherokees, to the early settlers including the Ingles-Draper settlement. Notable historic spots and events, plantation life, Daniel Boone, Lor... View more info

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A History of Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia, Including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville Churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury Church in New Jersey

By: Corliss Fitz Randolph

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R0778


This mammoth compilation of information, based on records extant at the time of the original writing, covers the histories of sixteen churches; biographies (with basic genealogical data) of twelve ministers and several other notable men including William Davis, considered the father of the Shrewsbury Church; sketches of several schools and lists of students; a selection of tombstone inscriptions; rosters of soldiers from the Revolution through the Civil War; lists of lan... View more info

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History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory

By: David E. Johnston

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: J0145


This regional history concerns the area in southern WV and southwestern VA along the New River. The focus of attention is Mercer County, WV, and Tazewell and Giles Counties in VA. The text consists of three major segments: the first presents a detailed history of settlements in the area prior to the Civil War; the second concerns events in the area during the Civil War era; and the third consists of several appendices. The latter is mainly a long section of genealogies a... View more info

Uphill Both Ways - Barefooted

By: David H. Halsey

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H4549


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Transnational West Virginia

By: Edited by Ken Fones-Wolf and Ronald L. Lewis

Price: $27.50

Publisher: West Virginia University Press:

Seller ID: 058769


West Virginia is one of the most homogeneous states in the nation, with among the lowest proportions of foreign-born and minority populations among the states. But as this collection of historical studies demonstrates, this state was built by successive waves of immigrant labors, from the antebellum railroad builders to the twentieth-century coal miners. Transnational West Virginia offers a new understanding of how laborers and their communities shape a region's history.... View more info

Pinnick Kinnick Hill: An American Story

By: G. W. González

Price: $37.50

Publisher: West Virginia University Press:

Seller ID: 058629


Nearly a century ago, hundreds of families journeyed from Spain to the United States, to search for a better life in the growing zinc-industry towns of Harrison County, West Virginia. As they created a new culture and a new home in this strange land, they added another thread to the rich fabric of our nation.Writing from his perspective as a first-generation son of this immigrant community, González recounts his childhood memories of his neighborhood, where these im... View more info

CD: West Virginia, Volume 2

By: HB Archives

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1271


Contains: 1) Monongalia County, West Virginia Deedbook Records 1784-1810 - Rick Toothman (1994); 2) A History of Lewis County, West Virginia - Edward C. Smith (1920); 3) The History of Barbour County, West Virginia: From its Earliest Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time - Hu Maxwell (1899); and 4) Capon Valley: Its Pioneers and Their Descendants 1698 to 1940 Volumes 1 & 2 - Maud Pugh (1946). View more info

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Trans-Allegheny Pioneers (West Virginia and Ohio): Historical Sketches of the First White Settlers West of the Alleghenies, 1748 and After

By: John P. Hale

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H1385


The author was a descendant of the Scotch-Irish Ingles and Draper families, the first pioneers to make permanent settlements beyond the Alleghenies in 1748. He states that "In connection with... these histories of the Ingles and Draper settlements and families, I shall endeavor to trace, in chronological order, the progressive frontier explorations and settlements along the entire Virginia border, from the Alleghenies to the Ohio, from the New River-Kanawha and tribu... View more info

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Clash of Loyalties

By: John W. Shaffer

Price: $40.00

Publisher: West Virginia University Press:

Seller ID: 058734


A border county in a border state, Barbour County, West Virginia felt the full terror and tragedy of the Civil War. The wounds of the Civil War cut most bitterly in the border states, that strip of America from Maryland to Kansas, where conflicting loyalties and traditions ripped apart communities, institutions, and families. Barbour County, in the mountainous Northwest of (West) Virginia, is a telling microcosm of the deep divisions which both caused the war and were ca... View more info

Virginians & West Virginians, 1607-1870, Volume 2

By: Patrick G. Wardell

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W3112


Vital statistics on thousands of people extracted from unindexed biographical volumes. Every person indicated to be a Virginia or West Virginia native has an entry. The entries give the full name of the subject, their date and place of birth, and the names of parents and spouses. Most of the people were born in the nineteenth century. Aproximately 20,000 entries from those unindexed volumes Virginia, Rebirth of the Old Dominion, (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New... View more info

Virginia/West Virginia Husbands and Wives, Volume 1

By: Patrick G. Wardell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W0084


Arranged alphabetically according to the name of the groom. When available the date and place of marriage is given; if unknown, the compiler has listed approximate dates and likely places of marriage. The guesstimates of dates and places not known for sure at least give the researcher a time and place in which to start searching. For each record a source is given; the sources are a combination of original and previously published material. View more info

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She Came From West Virginia. A Historical Novel of the Civil War

By: Paul Dodd

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D4051


The formation of the state of West Virginia was filled with drama and intrigue. The Virginias separated during the Civil War and this book chronicles the actions of some of the leaders of loyal Virginians who carved the new state of West Virginia out of the Old Dominion. This is a vivid portrait of a people who were, firstly, Virginians loyal to the United States, and only secondly, advocates of the creation of a new state. The depiction of living conditions, life situat... View more info

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Tell Me a Story Grandpa: West Virginia Stories About Farm Life, One-Room Schools, Logging, Hunting, Civil War

By: Thomas B. McQuain

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: M4683


Do you know how to make a whistle out of chestnut bark? Did you ever put your hat in front of the fireplace for Santa to fill? Or have your very own branch of the Christmas tree to trim? Did you know that sleds aren't just for snow? Can you remember how cold the one room schoolhouse was except right by the stove? Or the two-mile walk to get there, and crossing the creek twice on the way? Did your grandpa fight in the Civil War? Grandpa McQuain recounts these things for h... View more info

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To the Front and Back: A West Virginia Marine Fights World War I

By: Thomas Bryan McQuain

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: M3148


On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined the conflict that had ignited in Europe in 1914. In all the cities and towns across the United States men enlisted for the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.When Thomas Bryan McQuain volunteered for the Marines in 1918, he had never been more than twenty-five miles from home. He had never seen a big city, or even a train. At twenty-one years of age, he had been helping on the family farm near Troy, West Vir... View more info