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Parkersburg Town Council Journals

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1422
Overview Aside from routine municipal affairs these journals contain material on the development of internal improvements in the Parkersburg, West Virginia, area like the Wheeling-Parkersburg struggle for the western terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the development of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad, and the demands for various river improvements. There are also a few references to Civil War military activities and the development of the oil industry in the Wood County area. Mayors...
Dates: 1826-1862, 1869-1874

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  • Names: Van Winkle, P. G. (Peter Godwin), 1808-1872 X
  • Subject: Railroads - Northwestern Virginia Railroad X