Weekend Traveler | Winston-Salem

Weekend Traveler | Winston-Salem

We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to feature a monthly section featuring destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers...

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Looking Back at the Mattie V. Lee Home

Looking Back at the Mattie V. Lee Home

Looking Back at the Mattie V. Lee Home In the early 1900s, Charleston was growing rapidly. Homes were being built, and businesses were opening. The population was booming. With that came an influx of young African-American women seeking educational and employment...

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Weekend Traveler | Toledo, OH

Weekend Traveler | Toledo, OH

We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to feature a monthly section featuring destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers...

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Looking Back at East End Apartment Buildings

Looking Back at East End Apartment Buildings

Looking Back at East End Apartment Buildings From the late 1800s through mid-century, the East End of Charleston was populated with grand two and three-story single-family homes. Tucked in between these on nearly every block were equally impressive apartment...

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Looking Back at the East End Historic District

Looking Back at the East End Historic District

Looking Back at the East End Historic District Bordered by lush mountains with a beautiful river vista, Charleston’s East End Historic District is comprised of residential homes built between the 1830s through the 1940s. Most buildings are single-family, one and...

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Weekend Traveler | Lexington, KY

Weekend Traveler | Lexington, KY

We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to feature a monthly section featuring destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers...

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Weekend Traveler | Ann Arbor, MI

Weekend Traveler | Ann Arbor, MI

We’re continually on the hunt for experiences that add richness to our lives. In the spirit of the revival of road trips, we are proud to feature a monthly section featuring destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy readers...

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Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry

Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry

Looking Back at the Kanawha Valley Salt Industry Long before coal trains carried the Kanawha Valley’s black gold out of her hills, and long before the term ‘chemical valley’ was coined, another industry thrived. Starting in the late 1700s, in what was still Western...

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Looking Back at the Arcade

Looking Back at the Arcade

Looking Back at the WV State Museum Today, the word ‘arcade’ brings to mind the flashing lights, pings, and bells of pinball machines, skeeball, virtual golf games, PacMan consoles, and the like. One hundred years ago, however, an arcade was defined as a succession of...

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