Ritchie County in Vintage Postcards

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Ritchie County, West Virginia, named for famed Richmond journalist Thomas Ritchie, was originally founded in 1843 from portions of Harrison, Lewis, and Wood Counties. In the late 19th century, Ritchie County found itself directly on the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Line. Early postcards from this era capture the county ripe with natural resources and the grandeur of the quickly developing region. The production of oil and natural gas has been a chief source of development since the early 20th century and continues today. The area is also known for its agricultural and manufacturing developments including livestock, grain, glassware, and lumber products.
ISBN: 9780738517100
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: West Virginia
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Ritchie County in Vintage Postcards, author Rock S. Wilson has collected over 200 archival images of days gone by. Mr. Wilson, a local attorney and owner of Mountain State Land and Title Company, is a fifth generation native of the county. Rock, a graduate of West Virginia University, has been involved in numerous civic activities, including a term as the president of the Ritchie County Tourism and Visitors Bureau.
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