Welcome to my WV home
As a native West Virginian, I have grown, lived, and worked in WV for most of my life. I have seen many changes, both good and bad. I have witnessed the best we have to offer, and the worst. West Virginians have always been relegated to their fate: They don't ask for much, and so are rarely disappointed. Most consider WV a good place to start a family where it's relatively safe from the big city problems. But we have always lacked the sites and sounds and yes... the job opportunities of the larger cities. So it's very much the norm for people to have to leave and find their fortunes elsewhere. WV has probably exported more good people than any other state in the Union and yet, they always call WV home. This page is for them. The ex patriots who had to leave WV for any number of reasons. To you I say: we're still here, holding down the fort. Politics is about the same and so are job opportunities, but there has also been improvement. We welcome you back any chance you get, to remember your roots or just to see what's new.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE
Here you will find photos of Charleston, Kanawha County and West Virginia in general. You will find many historical photos along with current photos. You will also see photos of my travels and some interesting "finds" along the way. You will read some stories that you weren't aware of... or simply forgot. One more thing: The history of Charleston is not just about the movers & shakers, the beautful homes, the old buildings, or famous streets like Virginia or Quarrier. Charleston was made up of hard working people that lived in the back part of town and other seedy places that no one seems to want to remember. Well, I want to remember them here for the first time, because I'm proud of their beginnings and how far they've come. Those people who started like I did deserve to be just as much a part of Charleston history as the Ruffners or the Quarriers. This site is for them. So grab a cup of coffee and plan to spend some time! Jerry
LET'S START OUT WITH AN INTERESTING STORY
This took place in Charleston and Boone County
"The forgotten Crash Of 1950"
This is the first story
ever on the Internet to remember the day that TWO
OUR PHOTO OF THE MONTH
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New Charleston photo book
High Contrast Photos