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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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A parade down Parkesburg’s Main Street in 1960 as seen from the intersection of Main and Wright Streets across the street from the Presbyterian Church. Pictures from the collections of Gerry Treadway.


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Parkesburg Boy Scout Troop 135 from the February 20th, 1969 edition of Parkesburg Post. Picture courtesy of Gerry Treadway.


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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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This article appeared in the April 5th, 1924 edition of the New York Times.  The Parkesburg National Bank building in the 300 block of Main Street is pictured above.


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From the August 23rd, 1984 edition of the Parkesburg Post Ledger. Tip of the hat to Gerry Treadway.


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The Parkesburg Institute, built in 1858, sat high above the intersection Chapel Avenue and Green Street on the north side of Parkesburg.  The institute served as a boarding school for boys and young men and a


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Parkeburg Yesterday

This picture should have been posted last Sunday with the other pictures of the April 1970 bike rally. Picture courtesy of Parkesburg historian Gerry Treadway.


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These pictures of an April 1970 bike rally organized by Borough Council and sponsored by Parkesburg area merchants are remarkable not only for the parents, kids and police officers captured in the pictures, but the background


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