Skip Navigation

"Your Gateway
to the
History of the Mountain State,

Volume 54

Volume 54 (1995)

COVER PHOTO: A 1932 excursion on the Potts Mountain incline marked the last time a train ran on the railroad to the once bustling lumber town of Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. Industrial development and subsequent decline played a major role in the sweeping changes that came to West Virginia in the twentieth century. [John Furrow Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV]

"A Nineteenth-Century Mill Village: Virginius Island, 1800-1860"
By Mary Johnson

"The Tragic Fate of Guyandotte"
By Joe Geiger, Jr.

"The Potts Valley Branch Railroad and Tri-State Incline Lumber Operation in West Virginia and Virginia, 1892-1932"
By Will Sarvis

"The Jews of Clarksburg: Community Adaptation and Survival, 1900-60"
By Deborah R. Weiner

"Segregation and Integration in the Appalachian Coalfields: McDowell County Responds to the Brown Decision"
By Alice E. Carter

"A Generation in Revolt: Student Dissent and Political Repression at West Virginia University"
By Jeffrey A. Drobney

Book Reviews


West Virginia History Journal

West Virginia History Center