“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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West Virginia, The City of Thomas Historical Markers

"All that Humanity Could Desire…" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2022
"All that Humanity Could Desire…" Marker
1 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — "All that Humanity Could Desire…"Thomas, West Virginia
The town is well equipped with store and shops, and for its population, of unusual size and attractiveness. In them can be found all that humanity could desire in the way of merchandise." — T. Nutter, Thomas, WV: History, . . . Map (db m153087) HM
2 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A "Howling Wilderness"Thomas, West Virginia
The Thomas National Register Historic District is considered significant under Criterion A for its association with the settlement and development of Thomas and of Tucker County. Though remote, the area has been of interest to explorers . . . Map (db m153055) HM
3 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A Lesson in ResourcefulnessThomas, West Virginia
The People of Thomas The history books of Thomas are full of fascinating stories of the people who built these buildings and lived their lives here. Hundreds of people from around the world came to Thomas to seek their fortunes, . . . Map (db m153066) HM
4 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A Window to the PastThomas, West Virginia
Thomas's National Register Significance The Thomas Commercial Historic District was listed as a National Register Historic District in 1997. In order to qualify for the National Register of Historic Place, a property must be at least 50 . . . Map (db m153057) HM
5 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Connecting Thomas to the WorldThomas, West Virginia
The Railroad The West Virginia Central and Pittsburg (WVC&P) (Former Railyard, Tour No. 36) was founded by Henry Gassaway Davis, one of the most important figures in West Virginia history. Davis began his career as a . . . Map (db m153060) HM
6 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Dwellings and DesignThomas, West Virginia
Residential Architecture in Thomas Modern society places value on home ownership, especially a house with land. However, families that moved from Europe or large cities such as New York in the early 20th century were not necessarily . . . Map (db m153071) HM
7 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Out On The TownThomas, West Virginia
Social Life and Entertainment Thomas residents enjoyed a variety of entertainment and social activities. The town had many musicians, including Patsy Sangangelo, a gifted trumpet player and owner of a shoe repair shop (Tour No. 40). . . . Map (db m153063) HM
8 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — The Melting Pot of ThomasThomas, West Virginia
Immigration and Ethnic Diversity After the railroad and coal industries began operation, Thomas made a rapid transformation from isolated mountain town to small cosmopolitan city. The Davis Coal and Coke Company recruited workers from . . . Map (db m153062) HM
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9 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Thomas UndergroundThomas, West Virginia
Coal and Its Impact on Thomas The history of the coal industry is inextricable from the development of the Thomas Commercial Historic District. If the Davis brothers had not invested in coal mining and transportation in the area, the town . . . Map (db m153089) HM
10 West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Thomas, Yesterday and TodayThomas, West Virginia
Every city grows and evolves over the years. Compared the various photos with what you see in Thomas today to see what is different and what has stayed the same. The Imperial Hotel, formerly located between the Schilansky . . . Map (db m153084) HM
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Sep. 30, 2023