Rivers and river valleys.
Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:
Daybooks, ledgers, journals, and other mercantile records of a Petersburg general merchandise company in the South Branch Valley, and the membership and dues list of the Petersburg Council, Friends of Temperance, 1871-1878.
Various subjects discussed include Indian attacks, turnpikes and taverns, the first telegraph system, natural gas illumination, Civil War manufacture of saltpeter, schools and economy in post-Civil War Charleston, salt and chemical industries, carrier pigeons, steamboats on the Kanawha River, and the coming of the railroad to Charleston. Persons mentioned include M.F. Maury, Jr., J.P. Hale, and J.Q. Dickinson.
Engineer and pioneer of the Griffithsville oil fields in Lincoln County, West Virginia. Freeman and William H. Yawkey were active in the development of oil and coal lands along the Guyandotte River and in Mason County, West Virginia. Correspondence concerns the Big Creek Development Co., Yawkey and Freeman Co., Ltd., Yawkey and Freeman Drilling Co., and Pond Creek Coal Co.