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Raleigh and Mercer Counties Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3569


Raleigh and Mercer County photographs, both original and copied. (Copied material does not include original source.) Includes: a Confederate soldiers' reunion in Beckley in 1905; a still raid exhibited at the courthouse (ca. 1930-1934); a 1920 political rally and parade in Beckley featuring U.S. Presidential race between Governor J.M. Cox and Warren G. Harding; parade in Beckley (ca. 1920-1930). Woodrow Wilson High School marching band (1942); Raleigh General Hospital (ca. 1950-1970); aerial of Crab Orchard (1957); Hearses at site of Eckles mine explosion (1926); town of Lester (1978); Raleigh House Hotel (1882); the mansion of E.E. White, a Raleigh County coal baron (1909); portrait of Alfred Beckley, founder of Beckley, W. Va. (ca. 1870-1888); photograph of portrait painting of Maria Prince Beckley, mother of Alfred Beckley; Wildwood, home of Alfred Beckley (n.d.); Fitzpatrick, West Virginia, a lumber mill town (ca. 1925-1935); the American Legion Cemetery (ca. 1980-2000); tombstone for Kenneth Shadrick, first U.S. soldier killed in Korea (ca. 1980-2000); and churches of Raleigh County (ca. 1980-2000; 3 items; includes Baptist, Catholic, and Jewish temple). Mercer County subjects include: a Mercer County baseball team in Matoaka, W.Va. (ca.1910); a train collision near Princeton (1927; includes narrative information on back of photograph); a historical marker regarding Mitchell Clay in Mercer County; and a photograph of the Imperial Smokeless Coal Company in Quinwood, Greenbrier County (ca. 1910-1920).


  • Creation: 1870-2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1910-1960


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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in.)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Separated Materials

Maps of Beckley, Raleigh County, from 1838 and 1871 were separated to the map collection.

Raleigh and Mercer Counties Photographs, 1870-2000
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US