The son of German immigrants, Reuther was born 1 September 1907 in Wheeling, Influenced by his father's work in the labor movement, he moved to Detroit, where he worked for Ford and organized auto workers. One of 20th century's most influential . . . — — Map (db m78484) HM
The Market Street
Dedicated on July 3, 1905
Has been placed on the
National Register of
This site possesses national significance in transportation and engineering in commemorating the . . . — — Map (db m223028) HM
On site of Fort Shepherd is this mansion, built in 1798 by Moses Shepherd and known as Shepherd Hall. Among its guests were Lafayette, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Clay's support brought National Pike here. — — Map (db m750) HM
Born in Connecticut. November 25, 1814, he was a noted businessman in antebellum Wheeling. A member of the 1852-53 VA legislature, he also was a delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, where he voted against secession. Hubbard served in the 1861 . . . — — Map (db m189423) HM
Born 1810 in PA. Lamb was a lawyer and banker in Wheeling. He served at the 1861 Wheeling conventions that led to WV statehood and at the first constitutional convention. Elected five times to the House of Delegates, he supported leniency for . . . — — Map (db m189429) HM
Built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd, a prominent Ohio Countian, as part of the National Road. Constructed of uncoursed limestone, but covered by concrete in 1958, it is the oldest extant three span elliptical arch bridge in the state. Also known as . . . — — Map (db m64226) HM
George Washington described the land here in 1770. The French expedition headed by Capt. Celeron buried leaden plates at the mouth in 1749 and claimed the land for France. De Bonnescamp’s map gives creek name–Kanonouaras. — — Map (db m749) HM
Major General Jesse Lee Reno was born at Wheeling. June 20, 1823. He served in the Mexican War. He was killed at South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862, while commanding the 9th Army Corps, United States Volunteers. Major General Reno was West . . . — — Map (db m33915) HM
Born 1825 in Ireland, he set up a medical practice in Wheeling in 1853. He was appointed surgeon of the pro-Union 1st VA Infantry in May 1861 and fought at Philippi under Benjamin Kelley. In August 1861, he was named colonel of the reorganized . . . — — Map (db m189426) HM
Covered Wagon Days.
To the pioneer mothers of our mountain state, whose courage, optimism, live and sacrifice made possible the National Highway that united east . . . — — Map (db m498) HM
Georgian mansion built on site of Shepherd's Fort by Col. Moses Shepherd, 1798. Notables entertained included Andrew Jackson, Thomas Hart Benton, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, John C. Calhoun, and Henry Clay whose monument led to name . . . — — Map (db m223365) HM
On October 3, 1860. Bagby fled from slavery in Wheeling. Her arrest in Cleveland, OH, on January 19, 1861, became a test case of the Fugitive Slave Act. Wheeling resident John Goshorn and his son showed proof of ownership, and the federal court . . . — — Map (db m189428) HM
West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building. — — Map (db m729) HM
The statue before you was created as a tribute to the pioneer women who braved the uncertainties of the great journey west. The Madonna memorials were a project of the Daughters of the American Revolution and were dedicated between 1926 and 1929. . . . — — Map (db m500) HM
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md. — — Map (db m512) HM
Named for three friends. Near this spot, on Middle Wheeling Creek, Jonathan Link built a blockhouse in 1780. Next year a band of 20 Indians killed Link and two companions, and captured and tomahawked Presley Peak and William Hawkins. — — Map (db m222850) HM
Named for three friends. Near this spot, on Middle Wheeling Creek, Jonathan Link built a blockhouse in 1780. Next year a band of 20 Indians killed Link and two companions and captured and tomahawked Presley Peak and William Hawkins. — — Map (db m222853) HM
Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning “Beautiful River.” Scene of last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Washington, and later explorers.
. . . — — Map (db m9384) HM
North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra. — — Map (db m518) HM
Here is located the historic “Heimberger House,” one of the first and most famous of the numerous stopping places which sprang up to server the traffic on the National Road. Still standing, it is now called the “Old Stone House.” — — Map (db m66677) HM
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the . . . — — Map (db m511) HM
The Historic National Road is the nation's first, federally funded, interstate highway. It opened the nation to the west and became a corridor for the movement of goods and people. As a traveler on the Road today, you can experience a physical . . . — — Map (db m223404) HM
Completed in 1929, Curtis Hall originally housed biology and chemistry classrooms and laboratories and later the physics and dental hygiene departments. The structure's name honored members of the Curtis family, who served the College as . . . — — Map (db m196449) HM
From 1932 to 1970, McColloch Hall contained West Liberty State College's library. It also housed an art department, home economics, and the first student union - The Center. Originally erected as a freestanding building, it was joined with Curtis . . . — — Map (db m196454) HM
First organized town in the Ohio Valley. Formed in 1787. First court of Ohio County met at Black's Cabin here in 1777. Near by is grave of Captain Samuel Brady, hero of the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontiers. — — Map (db m39663) HM
In recognition of
Fed One Bank's Founders,
James R. Flynn
for their wisdom, leadership,
commitment, and contribution
to the community.
Founded . . . — — Map (db m196414) HM
Alpacas were domesticated from the Vicuña, a member of the Camelid family, about 6,000 years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are mostly farmed for their wool, which is especially soft and also considered hypoallergenic. . . . — — Map (db m196417) HM
Born in Germany in 1830, Augustus Pollack came to Wheeling in the 1850s and established the Crown Stogie Company in East Wheeling. Most known for his labor-management relations, he paid excellent wages, provided exceptional conditions, and . . . — — Map (db m196408) HM
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad reached Wheeling on Christmas Eve 1852 and was one of the best presents the city of Wheeling ever received. From that Christmas until the last “All Aboard!” was shouted on June 30, 1961, our city utilized . . . — — Map (db m39785) HM
Bald eagles are large birds of prey found throughout North America. They typically prefer habitats near lakes, streams, or rivers where they can hunt for their primary prey of fish. However, bald eagles also regularly . . . — — Map (db m196428) HM
Brothers Jacob and Gottlieb Bayha started the Bayha Bakery in 1852. Jacob left the business, making Gottlieb the sole proprietor in the 1870s. The bakery was a three-story brick structure on Market Street with a deeply set courtyard hidden . . . — — Map (db m224230) HM
On this site stood the first Ohio County Courthouse whose cornerstone was laid in 1839. In the 1890s, the Courthouse was razed and replaced by the Board of Trade Building and Court Theatre. Wheeling architect Edward Batee Franzheim designed the . . . — — Map (db m71103) HM
• Bobcats are carnivores and hunt as ambush predators, waiting for a prey item to get close to them before pouncing.
• Bobcats in West Virginia eat a variety of prey items including birds, small rodents, squirrels, woodchucks, beavers, . . . — — Map (db m196431) HM
Goats use their lips, teeth, and tongue to graze and browse from vegetation. These intelligent creatures are very curious, and they will even stand on their back legs to reach up into the trees for food.
Goats were one of the first . . . — — Map (db m196418) HM
Brooke County. Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.
Ohio . . . — — Map (db m176459) HM
On the morning of May 14, 1861, the companies of Capt. Andrew H. Britt and Edward W. Stephens marched across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge to Wheeling Island. They settled into camp on the northwestern corner of the island at the fairgrounds.
. . . — — Map (db m92543) HM
At this camp, Generals Duvall, Kelley, and Colonel Thoburn recruited and rendezvoused the First (West) Virginia Inf., Volunteers. Later, name was changed to Camp Willey, in honor of one of the State's first United States Senators. — — Map (db m189421) HM
Imagine the Wheeling Island landscape in front of you filled with thousands of marching soldiers, galloping horses, and booming cannons. Clouds of woodsmoke and gun smoke hung over the fields that stretch north along the back channel of the Ohio . . . — — Map (db m200542) HM
The Capitol Theatre was built in 1928. The Beaux Arts style theatre cost one million dollars to construct. Originally, an 8-story hotel was planned to be built on top of the building, but the Great Depression derailed those plans. The theatre was . . . — — Map (db m224626) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . — — Map (db m139630) HM
• The central Chinese goral is a goat species from mountainous regions of China.
• This species is capable of jumping long distances to evade predators such as tigers and snow leopards.
• Males are slightly larger than females with . . . — — Map (db m196415) HM
This notable American engineer designed
the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, completed in 1849.
Ellet’s other engineering accomplishments included:
improving flood control and navigation of mid-western rivers;
planning the layout of railways . . . — — Map (db m75843) HM
Born in Connecticut, November 25, 1814, he was a noted businessman in antebellum Wheeling. A member of the 1852-53 VA legislature, he also was a delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, where he voted against secession. Hubbard served in the 1861 . . . — — Map (db m222875) HM
The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling, Sisters of St. Joseph, arrived in 1853 to operate Wheeling Hospital. During the Civil War, they nursed Union and Confederate soldiers and military prisoners. In 1864. several Sisters received . . . — — Map (db m189410) HM
1865 Josiah M. Curtis
1865 Daniel A. Wood
1865 Joseph McCauslin
1865 Thomas Anderson
1869 Michael Corcoran
1874 William Dixon
1875 Daniel Bishop
Noncombatant . . . — — Map (db m117460) WM
Box turtles can be found in forests and grasslands of the eastern United States. They spend their time foraging throughout their range searching for plants and invertebrates that make up the majority of their diet.
The most notable feature . . . — — Map (db m196448) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . — — Map (db m139629) HM
First Government of West Virginia established here on June 20, 1863 with Arthur I. Boreman as Governor. This building served as the state capitol until 1870 and again from 1875 to 1876. — — Map (db m71063) HM
Built in 1859 for Linsly Institute, this building served as the first capitol of West Virginia from 1863 to 1870. The inauguration of the state's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman, was held here on June 20, 1863. West Virginia ratification of the . . . — — Map (db m142390) HM
George E. Flaccus was a wholesale food dealer. He opened his business, which specialized in fancy groceries and the manufacture of minced meats on this N.W. corner of Market Street in 1881.
Wheeling's population had grown to 30,000. The City . . . — — Map (db m196464) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed . . . — — Map (db m139619) HM
Attacked, 1777, by Wyandot, Mingo, and Shawnee Indians who were repulsed by garrison under David Shepherd after white scouting parties had lost heavily. Maj. Samuel McCullough made famous ride over cliff during attack.
Last battle of the . . . — — Map (db m71075) HM
Planned by General George Rogers Clarke and constructed in 1774 by Wheeling settlers, Fort Henry withstood a number of sieges. The first major battle was during the Revolutionary War in September 1777 when the British led 300 Wyandot, Mingo, and . . . — — Map (db m71165) HM
Among many daring frontier exploits was the journey of Captain George Gibson and Lieutenant William Linn to New Orleans, 1776-77. Despite danger and opposition, they secured powder for use of Fort Henry against the Indians. — — Map (db m79896) HM
Methodist minister and educator Gordon Battelle was a delegate to state's first Constitutional Convention in 1861. Battelle was instrumental in the inclusion of free public education, but his efforts at gradual emancipation of slaves failed. In . . . — — Map (db m142391) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Early Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement of . . . — — Map (db m139576) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . — — Map (db m139585) HM
The spirit of a young boy who lived in Wheeling, and who died too soon, inspired this facility that is unique in scope and purpose. After the death of their oldest son, seven-year old Philip Mayer Good in 1971, the Laurence F. Good family pledged . . . — — Map (db m196423) HM
This building, erected as a Federal customs house in 1859, is known as West Virginia Independence Hall. Considered the birthplace of West Virginia, it is the site of a series of events that led to the state’s creation in 1863.
In spring and . . . — — Map (db m34566) HM
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
The "Chicago School" style building, which was restored to its original historic . . . — — Map (db m196463) HM
Kangaroo or Wallaby?
The difference between kangaroos and wallabies is size! The largest species of kangaroo can reach 6 feet in height. Wallabies are 3½ feet tall or less.
Kangaroos and wallabies belong to a group of . . . — — Map (db m196441) HM
Meriwether Lewis arrived here on 7 September 1803 on first leg of trip to explore and study lands, natural features and resources, waterways, and animal life of West. Noted Fort Henry, procured second pirogue to transport supplies, picked up goods . . . — — Map (db m2378) HM
Llamas were domesticated from the Guanaco, a member of the Camelid family, 6,000 years ago in Peru.
The people of the Andes Mountains mainly raise llamas as pack animals and for wool, however they do also provide leather and meat, and their . . . — — Map (db m196416) HM
Mail Pouch is one of Wheeling's most recognizable products. Aaron and Samuel Bloch began making chewing tobacco after experimenting with "cigar scrap." This afterthought quickly became a favorite with local coal miners and soon the rest of the . . . — — Map (db m83120) HM
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . — — Map (db m139621) HM
Operating in Wheeling for over 161 years, Marsh Wheeling Stogies was the oldest continuous cigar manufacturing operation in the United States. Reflecting Wheeling's early pioneer heritage and spirit, these stogies and their boxes became a symbol of . . . — — Map (db m71129) HM
Major Samuel McColloch
daring scout, gallant soldier
while attempting the relief of
Fort Henry at Wheeling
escaped an overwhelming body of Indians
by forcing his horse over this precipice — — Map (db m513) HM
Established in 1848 and incorporated as the Wheeling Female Academy in 1852. Founded by the Sisters of the Visitation and the Right Reverend R. V. Whelan, Bishop of Richmond, to educate Catholic women. Academy moved to this site and into the main . . . — — Map (db m31056) HM
Original three-story building erected on this site, S.W. corner of Monroe and Fourth Streets, Wheeling, Virginia, in the year of 1859 destroyed by fire on
Saturday night, March 18,1950.
Present two-story building constructed in the year 1951, . . . — — Map (db m176800) HM
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