WV Posted in West Virginia November 21, 2015 by Katherine This Is What West Virginia Looked Like 100 Years Ago… It May Surprise You A LOT can change in a century. You may not even recognize your state from these pictures that were taken about 100 years ago. 1. Here is the old Court House at Charles Town in 1906. Elijah Avey This court house in Jefferson County was where John Brown was tried. 2. Here’s a shot of the The Greenbrier resort taken way back in 1915. Library of Congress 3. Here’s a 1907 photo of the federal courthouse in Wheeling. It was formerly a post office. National archives 4. Here’s a shot of a boy, who looked to be about 13 years old, working at the Welch Mining Company in Welch circa September 1908. Lewis Hine/National Archives/Flickr 5. Here’s a picture of women at a 1906 civil rights movement conference called the Niagara Movement Conference held at Harpers Ferry. Public domain Pictured are Mrs. Gertrude Wright Morgan (seated) and (left to right) Mrs. O.M. Waller, Mrs. H.F.M. Murray, Mrs. Mollie Lewis Kelan, Mrs. Ida D. Bailey, Miss Sadie Shorter, and Mrs. Charlotte Hershaw. 6. Here’s a shot from the same 1906 conference of some male Niagara Movement leaders. Public domain Pictured are W.E.B. Du Bois (seated), and (left to right) J.R. Clifford, L.M. Hershaw, and F.H.M. Murray. 7. This is a view of the construction of the cutoff bridge crossing the Potomac River near Magnolia, northeast of Paw Paw in Morgan County. The bridge was built circa 1913 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Baltimore & Ohio Historical Society 8. This a photo of the rail line for the same bridge near Magnolia. Baltimore & Ohio Historical Society 9. This is also a photo of the same bridge being built on the Potomac River near Magnolia. Baltimore & Ohio Historical Society 10. Here’s a photo taken in 1907 of the old St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church located at 12th and Byron Street in Wheeling. Public domain 11. Child workers from the Economy Glass Works company in Morgantown have lunch in this photo taken in 1910. Lewis Hine/ Library of Congress 12. Here’s a photo of some kids going home from work after a day at the Monaural Glass Works company in Fairmont in October 1908. Lewis Hine/National Archive/Flickr 13. Here's a shot of the Hampshire County Courthouse in Romney shortly after it was built in the 1920s. Wikipedia What do you think of these pictures? Did you recognize any of these places?