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Subject: WONDERFUL WV Sept 1984
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 15:59:49 -0700
>From Woinderful WV magazine Sept. 1984
pg 3 article: Wheeling's Gala Fall Celebration OGLEBAYFEST by
Mary E. Hamm & photos by Arnout Hyde Jr.
Known as Waddington Farm in the early 1900s what is now Oglebay Park was
donated in his will to the city of Wheeling by Col. EARL W. OGLEBAY (at
death in 1926).
Pictures and article cover pg 3 to 9.
What West Virginia Means to Me by Don Nehlen, head football coach
Beautiful aerial view on pg 16-17 of the stadium full of people.
pictures on pg 18 of the 1891,1911,1926 and 1938 Football teams.
pg 19 article titled MORGANTOWN by Kenneth L. Carvell
Mentions as early as Apr 1758 Tobias DECKER
with a party of 40 family members and friends established
a settlement at the intersection of Decker's Creek & the
Monongahela River but were driven out by Delaware Indians
in Oct 1759.
Between 1767 and 1775 a number of permanent settlers arrived,
including Col. Zackquill MORGAN, Col. JOhn EVANS, John PIERPONT,
Text & Pictures from pg 19 to 27.
Pg. 28 CIVIL WAR MEDALS by Carolanne Griffith
About John C. ROBERTS was 27 yrs
old when he mustered into the US Army at Wheeling on Aug 20,1862.
He was a 2nd Lieut. assigned to Co. "B" 12th Regiment Volunteer
Infantry at Moundsville where he rose to the rank of Capt. in FEb 1863.
Severly wounded at Wincheseter,VA July 24, 1864.
Resigned his commission from the service in June 1865.
Lived in Moundsville, was a storekeeper and had started
a family when he accepted the WV medal July 1867.
Article shows picture and explains about the unclaimed medals.
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