Charleston, West Virginia, became a center of government, industry, and commerce after 1885, as people flocked to the city for work, shopping, and entertainment. Though much has changed over the years, Charleston's past still matters. A respect for history binds together current and future residents.In 1 871 , the town extended its eastern boundary to Bradford Street; the 1 00- room Hale House opened and the first gas lights came on ... The 1 880s ushered in a long period of sustained growth for the city, which was benefitting from reliable river and rail service. ... Charleston experienced unprecedented growth as a center of government, banking, and commerce alter World War I; the ... In 1980, the I ibbey-Owens-Ford glass plant and True Temper (formerlv Kellv Axe) factory closed.
|Author||:||Billy Joe Peyton|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2010-01-06|