WV Historical Markers - Let's Find All 700

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by pnoman, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. WVChrome

    WVChrome KLR Owner

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    You guys know I'm from down in that area, and this hits home for me. Luckily the cancer in my family has not been leukemia. It wasn't just Carbide that got away with that, Monsanto, Allied, and others located along "Chemical Valley" did it too. That's what made Nitro, WV a town. My mom walked through a site that had been a toxic waste dump every day going to school. It wasn't until the 90's that a list of some things disposed of there was released. It's truly scary seeing what they got away with.

    That's one of the reasons the failed "Open for Business" slogan bothered, no outraged, me so much. I had visions of this happening again. Don't get me wrong, I'm no tree huggin' hippie, but I believe in responsible waste management. And that ain't dumping whatever you please in the nearest stream, river, or hollow (read "holler").

    Sorry for the ranting.

    Later,
    Chrome...

    Later,
    Chrome...
  2. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    I visited the Old Historical Church at Nellis yesterday.
    It is located next to the Nellis Elementary School.
    The marker is in the church yard. Armco built the school,
    church, gas station, and post office.

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  3. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Nellis Historical Church.

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  4. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Inside Historical Church.

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  5. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Armco #3 Mine Explosion Monument.

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  6. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    2nd side of marker - Nellis.

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  7. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Indian Camp located at the Drawdy Falls Park on Rt.3.

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  8. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    A closer view of Indian Camp.

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  9. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    The only cliff I could see was small...
    possibly higher upon the mountian.
    Next to the cliff is a waterfall for which
    Drawdy park is named. Sorry I couldn't get a better view.
    There are several levels of falls. Trees block the view.

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  10. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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  11. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Drawdy Falls Park has been around quite sometime.
    I remember coming here for family reunions when I
    was a small child (over 40 yrs. ago).

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  12. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    John Edward Kenna.
    Marker is located near Indian Camp marker.
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    <o:p>John E. Kenna

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    John E. Kenna


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    Kenna, between 1870 and 1880


    John Edward Kenna (April 10, 1848 – January 11, 1893) was an American politician who was a Senator from West Virginia from 1883 until his death.
    Kenna was born near St. Albans, in Kanawha County, Virginia, which became part of the state of West Virginia in 1863. He had little education, and at the age of 16 he served in the "Iron Brigade" with General Joseph O. Shelby in the Confederate States Army and was wounded. After returning home, he read law and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He became very active in the emerging Democratic Party of West Virginia.
    He rose from prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County in 1872 to Justice pro tempore of the county circuit in 1875, and to the United States House of Representatives in 1876. While in the House he championed railroad legislation and crusaded for aid for slack-water navigation to help the coal, timber, and salt industries in his state. These activities earned him a seat in the United States Senate in 1883, where he continued fighting for his two causes.
    Kenna became Democratic minority leader and emerged as a powerful and controversial speaker on the issue of the independence of the executive branch of the government. He forcefully defended President Grover Cleveland on several issues and indicted the Senate Republican majority for failure to pass tariff reforms. His brilliant career was cut short with his sudden death at the age of 44 on January 11, 1893.
    In 1901, the state of West Virginia donated a marble statue of Kenna to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.
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  13. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Peytona marker is located on the Rt3 next to the Peytona, Church of Christ.

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  14. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    This is the site of the 1855 Lock & Dam on Big Coal River.

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  15. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    Coal Discovered marker located at Peytona.

    John Peter Salley

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  16. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    The Indian mound marker located on MacCorkle & Oak St. in South Charleston is missing. A man told me it hadn't been gone too long.
    Perhaps its being restored...?

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  17. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    World War Monument and State Capitol marker located in sm. park on Lee & Capitol St. Nice shady place to sit and relax during a shopping day or lunch break.

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  18. DipStick

    DipStick Been here awhile

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    State Capitol marker (last of 4).

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  19. Some Mook

    Some Mook Goin' Down Slow

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    Rt 19, west side of road. Confirmed Missing :cry

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    Didn't see any remains, but it's been (correctly) listed as missing for awhile.
  20. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    For a complete review of this weekend's activities, click here.

    Mr Joe Gieger, Director of the WV Archives and History Division, met us to give us a tour of the Culture Center and gave us autographed Markers handbooks. (He is in charge of the whole Markers program statewide). It was truly an honor to spend the day with him.


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    (L-R) Pnoman, WVChrome, Some Mook, Intothenew, Mr Joe Geiger.



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    Across the street at the Historical Marker. (L-R) Some Mook, WVCHrome, Mr Joe Geiger, Intothenew, Pnoman.