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Wood County: West Virginia

Betty Leavengood

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ISBN : 9780738514789
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128 pages
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Nestled in the midst of the Mid-Ohio Valley along the Ohio River, Wood County exists as one of West Virginias most populous areas. A unique history drives forward the countys diverse communities, and todays residents enjoy a varied palette ofMoreNestled in the midst of the Mid-Ohio Valley along the Ohio River, Wood County exists as one of West Virginias most populous areas. A unique history drives forward the countys diverse communities, and todays residents enjoy a varied palette of opportunities offered by both metropolitan centers and smaller, more rural hamlets. Wood County, West Virginia honors an integral chapter of The Mountain States storied past, offering readers the opportunity to meet a variety of the countys personalities, including the wealthy-and later infamous-Irish immigrant Harman Blennerhassett, the industrial magnates who arrived with the harvesting of oil and natural gas, and even some everyday individuals. More than 200 vintage photographs also invite readers to experience the countys defining moments, such as the growth of the Volcano oil field after the War between the States, along with the countys tragedies, such as the 1909 collapse of Parkersburgs water tanks on Quincy Hill, which swept a newly married couple to their deaths. Capable of enjoying the prosperous times and of overcoming the difficult ones, Wood Countians have proven themselves time and again since its founding in 1799. This volume is a fitting tribute to the strength and will of all who have called Wood County home.