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Clearing trees to build the new town of Davis.
A barge and packet rest along the Ohio River shore with downtown Wheeling in the background.
Three people drowned in the accident that drew onlookers along the shore and on the suspension bridge.
View from Chapline Street hill behind the Ohio Valley General Hospital.
View from Chapline Street hill behind the Ohio Valley General Hospital.
The "Ben Hur" tied up on Water Street during the flood of 1891. The steamboat packet sank in 1916 on the Mississippi river.
Keystone is being placed in this Main Street bridge. The span is 159 feet.
A mob returns to Parsons, W. Va. from the former seat of Tucker County, St. George.  The mob had taken records from the old courthouse by force.The view is from the corner of Main Street and Second Street, looking northwest down Main Street toward Alum Hill in the distance, which slopes downward to the right.There are two large buildings on the right.  The first one is under construction, and has scaffolding on it.  It was still standing in 2017 and houses the McClain Printing Co.  The second building, which is a little taller, is completed.  This building becomes the temporary courthouse, and the county records and furniture are put into it.  This building was torn down in 2007.
A mob returns to Parsons, W. Va. from the former seat of Tucker County, St. George.  The mob had taken records from the old courthouse by force.The view is from the corner of Main Street and Second Street, looking northeast down Second Street toward the Shavers Fork River and a treeline.  In the top right corner in the distance is a mountain called Turkey Knob.Ward Parsons, the leader of the mob, is pictured in the lower right on a black horse.
Caption under the photograph reads, "One of the first signs of Spring in Wheeling was the Organ Grinder with a monkey. There were German bands that played on the street and passed the hat. Then there were performing bears, gypsies telling fortunes, and fakirs selling trinkets."
The "Valiant" steaming by the Wheeling Wharf. Notice her smokestacks are reclined so she could clear the bridges
Workers stand out front of what appears to be a home goods store.
The caption describes the scene as "Market Street on a typical Saturday morning. The present Market House stands on the same site. Note the man coming down the street carrying two barrels also the beer wagon in the center."
An African-American miner leads a horse and cart of coal out of a mine entrance.
The train was carrying lumber from Robson, W. Va. to a C. & O. station at Deepwater, W. Va before wrecking. J. S. Blake is standing on the wheel near the ground. Also pictured are D. P. Craig, William Darlington, and Pete Foster.
The train was carrying lumber from Robson, W. Va. to a C. & O. station at Deepwater, W. Va before wrecking. Pictured are O. B. Johnson, D. P. Craig, Henry Tucker, J. S. Blake, Albert Pickle, Chet Cooper, Will Hamilton, Tom Berkley, and George Harvey.
A group of men and boys are lined up on the store's porch. Mr. B. Killy is identified as the superintendent.