By Lola Roush Miller

In 1893, a couple of businessmen bought a few land simply west of Huntington, West Virginia, to strengthen a brand new group. ultimately, important City--as it was once called--bustled with undefined, thriving at the 5 significant factories that grew to become the nucleus of the small urban. as a result of the booming task industry, the group grew: households settled; houses, faculties, and church buildings have been outfitted; and a central authority was once tested. while critical urban was once annexed into Huntington in 1909, the outdated business city all yet disappeared, wasting its personal id and wealthy heritage. fortunately, primary City's background used to be kept within the past due Eighties, whilst a reunion for early households was once equipped and cash have been allotted by means of town of Huntington for the community's rebirth. this present day outdated critical urban is touted because the vintage Capital of West Virginia and hosts previous relevant urban Days each year to commemorate the colourful history of this almost-lost West Virginia town.

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