New from Arcadia Publishing is Pleasants County, by local authors Ellen Dittman Pope and Ruth Ann Dayhoff. Boasting more than 200 vintage images, Pleasants County offers a fascinating look at how this West Virginia county looked more than 100 years ago, offering a colorful insight into the past as well as the present.
Formed from portions of Wood, Tyler, and Ritchie Counties, Pleasants County was founded in 1851 and was named after Gov. James Pleasants Jr. of Virginia. Residents of Pleasants County fondly recall many of the buildings that no longer exist today such as the button factory, blacksmith shop, marble factory and the Quaker State Oil Refinery, all of which are preserved in the photographs that are showcased throughout Images of America: Pleasants County.
The authors hope their book “will help the young people as well as the older citizens of Pleasants learn more about the wonderful county we grew up in and love. There are so many wonderful memories in this book and it is a book to be shared by both young and old alike.”
Highlights of Pleasants County:
• A majority of the images have been donated from private collections of local residents
• These are pictures that will spark wonderful memories from older residents but younger residents will be able to see and learn about our great county and town
• This is a fantastic trip back in time to a time that is so special to remember
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
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