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Old 09-20-2009, 03:17 PM   #946
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Chesapeake and Ohio #1308 - Cabell Co

One of 10 built in 1949 for the C&O Railroad by Baldwin. Locomotive and tender combined weigh 643,000 pounds. Has two separate drive units, which combined power and traction of two steam engines in one chassis. Contained many innovative features to improve efficiency and reduce manpower needed for operation. Held 16 tons of coal and 12,000 gallons of water. This particular engine is in remarkable shape because it was used for only 6 years before being carefully preserved. It has been in it's current location since 1962.

For a complete history of this impressive machine, click here to view the "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form".


Located on 14th St and Memorial Blvd on the west end of Huntington. (South of Rt 60 about 1/2 mile)





Historical Marker located on 14th St / Memorial Blvd in west section of Huntington.




Photo of Marker, Locomotive, and display area (NICE!!)







Best photo I could get over the chain-link fence.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #947
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Marshall University (Marker #1 of 3) - Cabell Co

Founded in 1837 as a private schoo, it was dedicated in 1838 as the Marshall Academy by the Virginia General Assembly. In 1858, the name was changed to Marshall College. It began offering Masters level classes in 6 fields in 1938, but it wasn't officially designated as a University until 1961.

Total student enrollment - Appx 18,000.

For more information:

http://www.marshall.edu/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_University





Historical Marker #1 - located on the corner of 5th Ave and Hal Greer Blvd.





Same Marker - Side #2




View east on 5th Ave - Main Campus is on the left for the next several blocks.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:53 PM   #948
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Carter Godwin Woodson - Cabell Co

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) was an African-American Historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity and left behind an impressive legacy. A founder of Journal of Negro History, Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History.

For more on the life of this interesting man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson





Historical Marker located on Hal Greer Blvd and 9th Ave, south of the main Marshall University campus.





Same Marker - Side #2






View of the Marker and statue of Mr. Woodson.




Statue located next to the Marker.





Plaque on the statue base.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:20 PM   #949
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Spreadsheet Updated (Finally)

The Spreadsheet has been updated to:

Post # 948 - 20 Sept 2009

Total Count:

Markers Documented/Photographed - 711
Markers still listed as "Available" - 160
Markers listed as "Missing" - 338 (86 verified - 252 not verified)

Looks like there are more of these than they thought. I guess there are several new ones, and we've found several "missing" ones.

Thanks again to EVERYONE for your help. I never thought we'd actually get this many done the first year.




OK, my wife's making popcorn. Time for a break - I've been at this for over 2 hours straight. I'll finish my Huntington Markers and work my way up the Ohio River tomorrow.


Good night, all!
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:34 PM   #950
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Missing - now found

Didn't see this one on the spreadsheet as found:

Caudy’s Castle is a rock pinnacle of Oriskany sandstone that stands 1,070 feet above sea level overlooking the Cacapon River near the Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127) south of the Forks of Cacapon in Hampshire County. The rock formation is named after James Caudy, an early Hampshire County pioneer and settler who reportedly fought off an attack by fifteen Native Americans from the rock in the 1730s. Caudy’s Castle is also known as Castle Rock. The pillar lies on the southern end of it’s namesake, Castle Mountain.

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #952
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Welcome

MZRider,

Welcome and thanks for the new marker. Nice bike!

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:23 AM   #954
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Thanks pnoman! 97k miles on the old Guzzi now - I put 60k of them on it. Great old bike!

I was helping out at the MD/DC Moto Guzzi Rally in Williamsport, MD earlier and we finished before noon - plenty of time to roam around WV & VA before heading back to the barn. Decided I'd shoot a few markers along the way and then see if any of them hadn't already been posted. Out of the five I shot, Caudy's Castle was the only one missing.

Some friends and I will be down deeper into WV this weekend, so I might be able to find a few more of the available or missing markers. We're headed out Friday for Marlinton to check out the Fall Festival/Road Kill Cook Off on Sat., then up to the Buckwheat Fest. in Kingwood on Sunday. Who knows what or where in between as we will all be on dual-sports (F650GS Dakar, DR650ES, Aprilia Pegaso). :-)
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:31 AM   #955
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1957 Moto Guzzi

Don't know my M-G bikes very well, but I could certainly appreciate the beauty in this one. When I was in the US Air Force Band performing in Ceorle, Italy (2001), I met a gentleman named Allesandro who owned this magnificent 1957 Moto Guzzi. He was nice enough to allow me to sit on it and took my photo. Wow, what a work of art! He was the original owner.

Go to this page on my website, wait for the photos to load (a couple of minutes) and then scroll down about 5 photos.

Click Here to Go to Italy Page
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:56 AM   #956
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One Room School Museum - Cabell Co

The One Room School Museum, located on Fifth Avenue near the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Marshall University, was a former one-room school dating from 1889 in Cabell County. It was moved to the Marshall main campus and dedicated in 1995 to honor West Virginia's rural education heritage.





Historical Marker located in front of school, on the north side of 5th Ave one block east of Hal Greer Blvd.




Same Marker - Side #2




View of school.





This view shows how close it is to one of Marshall University's dorms.
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Marshall University (Marker #2 of 3) - Cabell Co

Located on southwest corner of 3rd Ave and 18th Street.

See notes and links on previous Marshall University post. (#947)




Historical Marker located on the SW corner of 3rd Ave and 18th St, Huntington.




Same Marker - Side #2 (looking eastbound)




View west on 3rd Ave. Main Campus of Marshall University is to the left.
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Marshall University (Marker #3 of 3) - Cabell Co

Located on Hal Greer Blvd between 3rd Ave and 5th Ave (Old Main St).

See Post #947 for links.





Historical Marker located on Hal Greer Blvd between 3rd Ave and 5th Ave




Same Marker - Side #2




View towards Main Campus of Marshall University.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:17 PM   #959
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Elk River #10 Steam Locomotive - Cabell Co

Located at Heritage Village in Huntington, 11th Street and Veterans' Memorial Blvd. One of 5,112 "Mikados" built by American Locomotive Company.




Historical Marker located in Heritage Village parking lot next to locomotive.





Same Marker - Side #2





Better view of the locomotive.





View of Marker, Locomotive and part of Heritage Village.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #960
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Marshall Memorial Boulevard (Marker #1 of 2) - Cabell Co

Located on 20th St just north of 3rd Ave. It appears that 20th St (runs north-south) has been designated "Marshall Memorial Boulevard" in memory of the 1970 tragedy outlined in the Marshall Plane Crash Site earlier (Post #937). It leads from the Football Stadium south on 20th St to Norway Ave, location of the Spring Hill Cemetery where many of the victims are buried.





Historical Marker located on 20th St just north of 3rd Ave.





Same Marker - Side #2





View south on 20th St (from left foreground to right) past the stadium.
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