My Photographic Journey Around America

Posts tagged “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



This was the wonderful town of Helvetia, West Virginia, population 59. I had a wonderful buffet lunch there in the snow. Read all about it here.



This is beautiful Thomas, West Virginia. I really liked it here. Check out my full blog post by clicking here


Blackwater Falls

This is the lovely Blackwater Falls in West Virginia.


Lost River State Park

This was from the viewpoint at Lost River State Park in West Virginia.


Orr’s Farm Market

This was a great find near Martinsburg, West Virginia. Really great produce and tons of other great food and craft items. To follow my journey, come on over to


Bavarian Inn

This is the beautiful Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Be sure you check out all my new projects at


Charles Town Church

This was such a pretty old church in Charles Town, West Virginia. Check out some stories about West Virginia, and even my new podcast at



This is German Street in downtown Shepherdstown, West Virginia. To learn more and find out what I’m up to – check out my new projects at



This is the old Interwoven sock factory in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Don’t forget to check out my new projects at


View From Split Rock

This is the view from Split Rock in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Don’t forget to check out my new projects at