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Alderson West Virginia:
History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits, Vol. 1-5

UPDATE 11/26/18
                  History Vol 5The highly anticipated Volume 5 of the series, “Alderson:  History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits” has just been released.  Researched and written by Belinda Anderson, this volume has the sub-title “A Town of Industrious People” and features a family of store owners; the sales innovation of cash and carry stores; the lumber trade; the daughter of a three time presidential candidate; architect Walter F. Martens; Dr. Eldridge H. Campbell, Jr. and much more.

Each volume has focused on a different aspect of this historic town and people eagerly await the next volume.  A project of Alderson Main Street, the booklets make great gifts especially for an Aldersonian who lives away.

Volume 5 as well as Volumes 1-4 will be available throughout the holiday season at Alderson’s Store, Bridgewalk Shops, and the Historic 1896 C&O Depot.

Alderson History Vol 1
   Why does Alderson have a leash law for lions? Who is Bricktop? What famous people have stayed at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp? Were there ever any train wrecks in Alderson? These questions and many more are answered in a series of booklets on the history of Alderson.

The series was commissioned by Alderson Main Street and written by Belinda Anderson. She did extensive research to find interesting stories about Alderson. The series holds numerous fun facts and pictures.

Alderson Main Street President Betty Thomas says that the series “has generated a lot of excitement. It presents some of Alderson’s history in small bites and in a very entertaining way.”

Anderson has discovered so much information and so many great stories that Alderson Main Street has continued to publish a new volume each year.

Stop by the Alderson Visitor Center to pick up a copy.

Alderson History Vol 1
Alderson History Vol 2
Alderson History Vol 3
Alderson History Vol 4