Other Days Other Days is a collection of articles pertaining to the earlier history of Shinnston and Pine Bluff, areas settled by the Shinn and other families. This book was originally published in 1978, on the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Shinn settlement.
Ramblings: With Biographical Sketches of the Author Jack Sandy Anderson's first book was published c. 1960. In it he details life in the community of Pine Bluff in Harrison County. Local history and people are his subject matter. At the end of his little book we have added comments from Jack on his school days and notes from people who knew him.
Out Of The Past: Harrison County History Vignettes "Out of The Past" is a collection of articles devoted to Harrison County WV history written by Jack Sandy Anderson, well-known historian and past president of the Harrison County Historical Society. Articles included: the Civil War, coal industry, World War II, Shinnston Tornado, Melville Davisson Post, Granville Davisson Hall, physicians and hospitals, O'Dell's Knob, Stonewall Jackson's parents, John and Rachel McIntire, Thomas and Edward Cunningham, early Hornor family, etc.
Glimpses of the Past: Marion County History Vignettes Jack Sandy Anderson wrote articles for many years for publication in newspapers and books. He wrote on topics including both Harrison and Marion County West Virginia. This collection represents some of his favorite articles on Marion County, WV. Included are sketches of four West Virginia Governors with ties to Fairmont, Gov. Aretas Brooks Fleming, Gov. Francis Harrison Pierpont, Gov. Matthew Mansfield Neely, and Gov. Ephraim Franklin Morgan. Altogether there are 35 articles on people, places and organizations. One of the more unusual articles concerns Peter Crowe, an enigmatic log ago character from the Bingamon area who possessed amazing abilities.
Shinnston Tornado: Illustrated Eyewitness Accounts of Nature on the War-Path John L. Finlayson collected and published photos and personal accounts of the people who lived through and responded to what became known as the Shinnston Tornado. This scarce book is now being republished. The storm system that created the tornado outbreak remained one of the most devastating storms in our nation's history for many decades.
Old Gold: Glimpses of Antebellum Shinnston The Harrison County WV Historical Society is republishing this special edition of Old Gold in the interests of the local history of Harrison County, WV. Granville Davisson Hall wrote about his boyhood years in later life. He grew up in small town Shinnston, WV in the years prior to the Civil War. Our editions identifies the real personalities and places that he disguised in his work. Included are pictures of structures he would have been familiar with, some still standing.
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