Few areas of West Virginia can boast a more strategic location than Harrison County, the crossroads of Interstate 79 and US Route 50, as well as other major thoroughfares. Once known for its glass industry and natural energy resources and now the home of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services and the Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex, Harrison County is proud of its diverse heritage and of the unique historical tale that has been shaped not only by the rugged landscape, but by the pioneering spirit of those who have made Harrison County their home.
This entertaining history highlights many of Harrison County’s notable people, places, and events, as well as the day-to-day life of residents through the years. Showcasing many never-before-published images of the 19th and 20th centuries, this volume offers readers a rare view of early businesses and schools, of social occasions and family gatherings, and of a way of life that no longer exists. Coupled with informative captions, these images beautifully illustrate the unique story of the region.
About the Author
In Harrison County, author and Clarksburg Exponent Telegram editor Robert F. Stealey, whose history column “Bob’n’Along” appears four times per week, has compiled vintage photographs from a variety of sources, including the archives of the Harrison County Historical Society, the collections of local photographers, and the family albums of longtime residents. A wonderful addition to any history-lover’s bookshelf, this pictorial retrospective pays glowing tribute to Harrison County and the men and women who built it.