Wheeling WV History

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Marvelous Maps of Wheeling

Originally published Sept. 8.,2021 Can you find the coolest/weirdest/strangest detail on a map? Hint: You have to look closely...it’s all in the details. A map’s secrets depend on when the map was drawn, ...

Wheeling’s Cool History of Air Conditioning

If you were filling out the 1960 census, you would have been asked questions about freezers, flush toilets, and air conditioning. Today, these objects seem essential to our everyday lives, but the 1960 census r...

Vintage Gardening Tips from Wheeling’s Past

It’s not too late to start a garden this growing season! Yes, some gardeners have been out in their gardens since March, seeding peas, carrots, and arugula, but there’s still plenty of time to get things growin...

The Mystery of Wheeling’s Gambrinus Club

Looking through the Ohio County Public Library’s Flickr page is a treat. There are photographs from nearly every era of Wheeling’s history and range from family snapshots to professional portraits to after-disa...

The Trash and Treasure of Wheeling’s Privies

There are many different ways to find windows to the past. Some take advantage of the genealogical resources in the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library, others may just sit by the river and imagine ...

Songs About Wheeling: Part 2

Wheeling has long been a place with a lot going on. Rivers, roads, and railways have allowed folks to both breeze into town as well as venture away with ease. Some songs about West Virginia are well known (look...

Send Your Sweetheart An Old-Fashioned Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just five days away, you’ve likely already secured a special gift for your sweetheart - but have you thought about how you might deliver that gift? The folks at West Virginia Independence H...