Browsing: Parkesburg History

Parkesburg Yesterday – Wilde Funeral Home

The original Wilde Funeral Home was first purchased in 1928 to hold funeral services after operating out of the deceased family’s homes since 1850. (Photo and caption courtesy of Forbes.com)


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Parkesburg History Group Plans April Iron Works Discussion

From Gerry Treadway, President of the Parkesburg History Group: The Parkesburg History Group will host a meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in The Iron Company Meeting Room at the Parkesburg Government Services Building at 315


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Parkesburg History Meeting

Parkesburg History Group will hold a meeting Thursday, October 23, 2014 a at 7:00 P.M. at Ascension Episcopal Church located at 2nd Avenue and West Street, Parkesburg. The program will feature a display of local historical


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Parkesburg Yesterday – Parkesburg’s Centennial Booklet

One morning last week when I was having breakfast with my son Nick at Seawell’s Market on First Avenue, one of the books on Seawell’s windowsill caught my eye.  The eye-catching book, more a magazine than


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Parkesburg Yesterday – Updated

Sydney Altman’s at 435 W. First Avenue Shopping Center from a June 1962 edition of the Parkesburg Post. By Gerry Treadway A favorite place to shop for a variety of dry goods for the family in


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Parkesburg Yesterday

This is a 100-year old picture of then Octorara Trail Road (now Route 10) heading north out of town toward what is now the WalMart plaza. Note the elaborate stone columns along the entrance walk, the


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Parkesburg Yesterday

Another look back at Parkesburg history with a New York Times obituary from the Gray Lady’s July 2, 1941 edition memorializing composer and band leader Hiram Miller.


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Parkesburg Yesterday

As posted by Deb Wilson on Facebook this morning.  The picture is of Charlie Whiteman, Deb’s great uncle. According to Deb’s Facebook post, “Charlie Whiteman was the last-born of the eleven children of John A. and


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Hershey, Treadway Book Signing Tonight

Book Signing by Former State Representative Art Hershey and Parkesburg historian Gerry Treadway tonight. The Parkesburg History Group and Parkesburg Today have rescheduled the event now that better weather has arrived. Enjoy an evening with two local authors


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Parkesburg Yesterday

I stumbled upon the archives of the New York Times while bored at work this week.  With nothing better to do and experiencing a severe bout of “procrastinationitis,” I type “Parkesburg” in the paper’s online search


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