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The Past is a Key to the Future: A History of Terra Alta, West Virginia and Its Vicinity

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From its geology to nostalgic verse, this 619-page history of a small town in the hills of Appalachia (Terra Alta, West Virginia) captures the atmosphere of a thriving commercial center during the era of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Harness shops, a maker of caskets, & moonshiners once flourished. The railroad brought the Irish workers, the sand & limestone quarries, & Italian laborers. The hardcover volume has forty chapters with 437 photographs.

The Past is a Key to the Future: A History of Terra Alta, West Virginia and Its Vicinity 1990, B.W. White

ISBN-13: 9780962708602

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