My Photographic Journey Around America

West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

I’ve actually posted a picture of this place before out in Weston, West Virginia. I think it is such a beautiful building but just the name gives me the creeps. Knowing it was still in use in 1995 makes it worse. I still haven’t been there when it was open, but I liked this picture in the snow and with clear skies.



The Greenbrier

This is the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It is a beautiful place and was also home to a secret underground bunker for the United States Congress until 1992. You can hear the full story on my podcast HERE.


McDowell County Courthouse

This is the McDowell County Courthouse in Welch, West Virginia. It is most famous as the site of the assassination of pro-union Matewan Chief of Police Sid Hatfield during the Mine Wars of the 1920s. Find out the whole story on my latest podcast found HERE or by searching for American Anthology on iTunes or Stitcher.



This is the mysterious Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He terrorized the town for 13 months in 1966-67 until the Silver Bridge collapsed and then disappeared. Or did he? Find out the whole story on my latest podcast HERE  or by searching for American Anthology on iTunes or Stitcher.


Hog Trial Cabin

This is the “Hog Trial Cabin” in Pike County, Kentucky. It was the sight of a dispute between Randolph McCoy and Floyd Hatfield during the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. You can learn more about the feud in my new podcast found HERE or available soon on iTunes and Stitcher by searching for American Anthology.


The Golden Palace

This was inside the Golden Palace near Moundsville, West Virginia. It was quite a place!


My Turtle Friend

I met this little guy in Lost River State Park in West Virginia. He travels slow and lives in his home. I thought we had a lot in common.


Appalachian Glass

I had a wonderful visit recently to Appalachian Glass in Weston, West Virginia. I wrote an article on this wonderful artisan glass studio which you can read here.


Mail Pouch Tobacco

I do love Mail Pouch advertisements. I found this one in Grafton, West Virginia. Check out a nice collection of my Mail Pouch photos from West Virginia here


Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, sorry I haven’t been around but I’ve had a lot of things on my plate lately. Here is a shot from Bramwell, West Virginia. You can read more about it in my blog post here