December 5th, 2005
By WILLIAM JARRETT
For the Wheeling Sunday News-Register
MORGANTOWN — As the years pass, the condition of memorable pictures in the West Virginia Regional History Collection has declined.
That’s why Regional History Collection Curator and Director John Cuthbert and his staff decided to make the historic pictures available online through a digital photograph database called West Virginia History OnView. The Regional History Collection is located in West Virginia University’s Wise Library.
Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia is underwater becasue of the huge flood of 1936.
Photo provided by the West Virginia Regional History Collection
The database will consist of the collection of West Virginia and regional historic photographs dating from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century. The photographs vary from scenes of the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers to events such as the great Wheeling flood of 1936.