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Charleston: (Postcard History)

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Take a trip back in time and see how downtown Charleston, West Virginia, looked nearly 100 years ago. This new book is the most complete collection of historic Charleston postcards ever published. The images illustrate how Charleston grew from a small town to become the state capital and a thriving commercial center, and each postcard offers a nostalgic look back at the 20th century. Charlestonians will fondly recall many of the buildings that no longer exist, such as the old public library, Ruffner Hotel, and Charleston National Bank. Likewise, postcards of Capitol Street will evoke memories of once-bustling shops, like Diamond Department Store, McCrory's Five and Dime, and S. Spencer Moore. These postcards freeze moments in time, taking readers on a stroll through downtown Charleston in the early 1900s.

About the Author

Charleston native Stan Bumgardner is author of the book The Children's Home Society of West Virginia: Children—Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. He has written articles for the West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly and entries for the West Virginia Encyclopedia. This is his first Arcadia publication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738542652
Author:
Bumgardner, Stan
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
WV
Subject:
Postcards - West Virginia
Subject:
Charleston (W. Va.) - History
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Postcard History
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.22x6.52x.34 in. .71 lbs.

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History and Social Science » US History » General

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