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”

Urban Legends: The Phantom Hitchhiker

As a fan of ghosts and urban legends, there is nothing more interesting than studying how far and wide a story can spread, what changes over the tellings and the differences from each other. One of the most well-known urban legends is the story of the vanishing hitchhiker, and what inspired me to write thisContinue reading “Urban Legends: The Phantom Hitchhiker”

The Huntington State Hospital Fire. Huntington, West Virginia 1952. (Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital)

Photo Courtesy of WVDHR Huntington’s Home for Incurables Posted by Medical History Staff Writer Sherry Michaels Perry In 1897 the WV Legislature designated a building and 30 acres of land on Norway Ave as the “Home for the Incurables”. The name has changed a few more times since then from the “WV Asylum” to HuntingtonContinue reading “The Huntington State Hospital Fire. Huntington, West Virginia 1952. (Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital)”