Exploring the Old Hospital on College Hill
Years ago, when I first started to explore the coalfields of Appalachia, I would venture down the Tolsia and King Coal highways toward Williamson, West Virginia. Atop College Hill was the old Williamson Memorial Hospital, a place that I had long wanted to venture inside of. On April 11, 2021, I finally had my chance.
Smokeless Powder Production at Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
This guide explains how nitrocellulose (smokeless powder) and black powder was produced at Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown, Indiana.
Exploring West Virginia’s North Central Region
West Virginia may be regarded as a state centered around the coal industry, but it was the oil and gas industry that provided the state’s first economic boom and drove the development of the north-central part of the state.
The Ault & Wiborg Company
I thought nothing of the Ault & Wiborg Building in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio until it was too late. But it had an interesting history…