Marshall County

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Marshall County lies at the historic, cultural, and economic crossroads of West Virginia, bounded by the Ohio River to the west, Mason-Dixon Line to the south, Pennsylvania to the east, and the city of Wheeling to the north. Its rich history began over two millennia ago when the Adena people constructed the world-famous Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville. After European settlers arrived, farms gave way to railroads and factories, and Marshall County became a regional hub for manufacturing as well as the site of the notorious West Virginia Penitentiary. Today, the area is enjoying a renaissance as people rediscover Marshall County's unique history, beautiful landscapes, and hospitable traditions.
ISBN: 9781467128049
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: West Virginia
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Gary L. Rider is a librarian, retired high school teacher, and past president of the Marshall County Historical Society. He is the author of the popular series Marshall County Patriots and Heroes. Karen L. Grubber is an amateur historian with deep family roots in Marshall County. In this book, her father, Jack Allen Grubber, shares his extensive collection of antique postcards.
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