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”

Classified Ad Rapist Set for Execution

Long is from my hometown which led me to write about his upcoming execution in the local paper Special Thanks to the Tampa Bay Times for Dates and Information used in this Article A thirty-five-year long nightmare is finally set to come to a conclusion for nine families in Florida. This past week, Florida governorContinue reading “Classified Ad Rapist Set for Execution”

The Siren of the Shenandoah: Belle Boyd

The American Civil War produced a multitude of curious and exciting personalities, arguably the most infamous spy during the entire war called what is today West Virginia home. Isabella “Belle” Boyd was born in the eastern panhandle of Virginia (near Martinsburg) in 1844, nineteen years before West Virginia statehood. She was a fervent supporter ofContinue reading “The Siren of the Shenandoah: Belle Boyd”

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”