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Rare Footage In The 1940s Shows West Virginia In A Completely Different Way

In a fast-paced world that is always changing with new technology, sometimes it’s refreshing to take a look back to a simpler time. This video gives a peek into the life of West Virginians in the 1940s.

Here’s the video from Anthony Rossetti. The 16mm film was converted to digital video by television and radio announcer John Peters of Clarksburg.

For more video history of West Virginia, take a look at this forgotten cave that lies under the streets of Charles Town.

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.