For years I have pas…
For years I have passed by an abandoned roadside curiosity in southern West Virginia. On a Sunday drive through the countryside with my girlfriend, I decided to pull off the road and check out what is a rambling collection of five buildings not expecting to find much.
My suspicions were initially confirmed when we found inside one of the buildings a collection of mattresses, a recliner, and a small kitchen—not exactly all that exciting.
Another structure was barren and on the verge of collapse. But as the saying goes, the third time’s the charm. Peering at a rather unassuming building with its front doors busted in, I stepped inside to find it completely covered in discarded vintage books and magazines. My favorites included the West Virginia State Magazine, a state publication that included rather boastful promotional and historical articles about various cities, development projects, and events. It’s no longer produced and I’m not sure what replaced it.
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The magazine changed its name to Wonderful West Virginia
My mom got West Virginia Magazine and shared with me and my brother. Loved it! From Missouri.
You sound like my son. He and I went in an old house to be torn down. It had the most beautiful tea set. The best China. I hated to leave it but I had no one to ask. Two weeks later it was all torn down.