Do you recognize any of these people? These are all historic photos of Wheeling people, places, and things that need to be identified. Weelunk, Archiving Wheeling and the Ohio County Public Library Archives have teamed up to reach out to Wheeling area residents or people that have lived in the Wheeling area at any time—we need your help identifying the individuals in these photos!

This is an ongoing monthly project to connect today’s Wheeling community to its historical resources and stories. In honor of the start of summer, our June History Mystery selections feature all sorts of summer-related photos like swimming, outdoor music and summer camps. The more we know about the people in these photos, the more we can uncover important and sometimes forgotten histories of Wheeling. To learn more about crowdsourced history and unlocking history’s mysteries, check out Archiving Wheeling’s partner article here!

If you know can identify anyone in any of these photos, please fill out the information underneath the photograph!

All photos are courtesy of the Ohio County Public Library Archives, Wheeling, WV (unless noted otherwise). For more historic photos of the Wheeling area, events, and residents, check out OCPL’s Flickr page, here.

For more information or questions about this project, please email ewiley9@gmail.com.

This project is a partnership between Weelunk, Archiving Wheeling, and the Ohio County Public Library with additional support from Preserve WV AmeriCorps.

Emma Wiley, originally from Falls Church, Virginia, is an AmeriCorps member currently serving with Wheeling Heritage researching and writing historical content for Weelunk. Emma has a B.A. in History from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and is passionate about connecting communities, history, and social justice.

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