Business and Industry

Construction, Extractive, and Manufacturing Industries
Hotels and Restaurants


Antebellum Industry
"Booster Ethos: Community, Image and Profit in Early Clarksburg" by L. Diane Barnes (West Virginia History)
"A Nineteenth-Century Mill Village: Virginius Island, 1800- 1860" by Mary Johnson (West Virginia History)
"Appalachia's Civil War Genesis: Southwest Virginia as Depicted by Northern and European Writers, 1825-1865" by Kenneth Noe (West Virginia History)

Construction, Extractive, and Manufacturing Industries

Harpers Ferry Armory
Kanawha Salt Company and Salt Industry
Snow Hill Salt Company
"Some People Remember City's Old Fiddle Factory in Charleston"
Mordicai Levi and First Brick Pavement
E. P. Shaffer to S. E. Slaymaker, December 2, 1905, West Virginia Spruce Lumber Company, Cass
Nitro Factory
Cabin Creek Pure Oil Company Plant Explosion
Hawks Nest Tunnel
"Reilly Tar and Chemical, Local Plant, Plays Major Role In New Era of Coal"
Kaiser Aluminum Ravenswood Plant
Cameron Clay Products Plant
FMC South Charleston Plant


Wheeling Hospital
"Thomas Memorial To Open Monday"

Hotels and Restaurants

Dunglen Hotel
Opening of the Greenbrier
Original Shoney's Restaurant Closes


"Barger Springs History Long And Varied"
Rufus Maxwell and His Churn
First Telephone Exchange (Wheeling)
Christopher Payne and the West Virginia Enterprise
Citizens Bank of Weston Bank Run
West Virginia Immigration Convention
"A History of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia"


Johnson N. Camden
William Hope "Coin" Harvey
Sources on Collis P. Huntington
"John Brisben Walker, 84, West Side Founder, Dies"
"Active Career of J.B. Walker Ends"
Israel Charles White, State Geologist

History Center

West Virginia Archives and History