Wayne County, West Virginia Execution

When researching for this week’s article, I came across a fact that, to be honest, shocked me a bit, in the entire history of Wayne County, West Virginia, there has only been one sanctioned execution in our history. This is not to say there wasn’t an “eye for an eye” justice, or vigilante justice throughoutContinue reading “Wayne County, West Virginia Execution”

The Demon of the Night

It all started for myself when I had a traumatic experience working for the local Police Department. My local PD made Andy Griffith look like the big city, we only really dealt with drunks, speeders and the occasional domestic violence call. I had crisis training, but it was never put into action until one fatefulContinue reading “The Demon of the Night”

How to travel the country on a budget

Hello Again, This week I am writing to you from the road, and the road is what has inspired me to write this article. You can look at this article as some friendly advice from a guy who has lived it and has realized the true value in traveling with your family. This summer, orContinue reading “How to travel the country on a budget”

The Naming of a West Virginia County Seat

One of the most rewarding facets of being a history nerd is when a seemingly mundane or unimportant decision can change the path of history. During my preliminary research for this article, I thought it would be cool to look more into the name of our county seat, and what I found made me chuckleContinue reading “The Naming of a West Virginia County Seat”

A Depression Era Murder Mystery in Huntington, WV

Murder on Millionaires Row: a Forgotten Huntington Mystery ( my source is huntingtonquarterly.com) On October 17, 1936, along Huntington’s elite Millionaires Row, a wealthy widow was brutally murdered in her bedroom suite in her mansion. Juliette B. Enslow, the widow of Frank Enslow and daughter of Huntington’s first mayor, Peter Cline Buffington, was found stabbedContinue reading “A Depression Era Murder Mystery in Huntington, WV”