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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Albert J. Woofter

1918 – 1990

 
 
Albert J. Woofter Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Albert J. Woofter Memorial
Inscription. This park is dedicated to the memory of Albert Johnson Woofter, who for 42 years heralded Parkersburg and the Little Kanawha area through his popular Town and Country column and other writings in the Parkersburg News.

Al was one of the first to recognize the potential of Blennerhassett Island Point Park and the Blennerhassett Museum. These became an important part of his working and personal life. He spent many hours writing about the historical island and interviewed many of the thousands of people who visited.

His dedication to the island was rewarded when the late Junior Ruble named one of his passenger-carrying floats the A. J. Woofter.
 
Erected 1992 by the Fort Neal Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 39° 15.978′ N, 81° 33.95′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Little Kanawha Connector (2nd Street) near Ann Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burr-Blennerhassett (here, next to this marker); Vital Transportation Center (a few steps from this marker); Escape to Freedom
Albert J. Woofter image. Click for full size.
Uncaptioned photograph embedded in the monument, September 28, 2018
2. Albert J. Woofter
(a few steps from this marker); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Women of Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
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Albert J. Woofter Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. Albert J. Woofter Monument
Albert J. Woofter Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
4. Albert J. Woofter Monument
The tablet on the back of the monument reads, “Albert Woofter Memorial Park, sponsored by the Fort Neal Kiwanis Club. Robert Buchanan, Project Chairman; Bennett Stump, Honorary Chairman.” It is followed by a list of manor contributors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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