Looking Back at the State Capitol

West Virginia’s first state Capitol building stood in Wheeling, roughly 180 miles north of the current location. The legislature met on the Linsly Military Institute campus in Wheeling from 1863 until 1870 when the new building in Charleston was completed. The state’s...

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Weekend Traveler | Carmel, IN

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...

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Weekend Traveler | Columbus, 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’re proud to begin a regular, monthly section to feature destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart...

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Looking Back at Morris Harvey College

Who was Morris Harvey, anyway? A Raleigh County native, raised in Fayette County, he fought for the Confederacy with Thurmond’s Rangers during the Civil War. Rarely speaking of his stint in the war, he served Fayette County as county jailer, and...

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Weekend Traveler: Pigeon Forge, TN

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 begin a regular, monthly section to feature destinations within driving distance of Charleston. We feel that our smart and savvy...

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Looking Back at the South Side Bridge

Until 1891, travel between Charleston’s south side and the downtown area was accomplished by a ferry ride across the Kanawha River. A map from 1850 has two ferry docks located in downtown Charleston. One was Davidson’s Ferry, located near the...

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