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Aug 8, 2014 - “fabric free dancers”???

well, i rolled across the ohio river and into parkersburg, west virginia, and the first person i met was a panhandler. the next thing i saw was a strip club, followed by an adult bookstore, followed by another strip club. (the marquee advertised “fabric free dancers”. now THERE’s a polite term!) fortunately, west virginia got a LOT better once i got a little bit east of town...... first, some logistics. after 6 weeks of solo trekking, and a whole lot of backtracking miles, i’m getting some help this weekend. my son and daughter-in-law and...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Hickman House in West Virginia

In the early 70's, a cousin of my father published a history of the Hickman Family in Henry County Indiana. I knew that several families traveled from the Monongahela River valley to Indiana in 1790. In 1973, the Hickman home was still standing in Fairmont, West Virginia. I decided that we should try and locate the home. Armed with a map traced from my brother's copy of the family history, we set out to find this home. I don't remember all the families that migrated together, but the map has place names that reflect those families. The Ice,...

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