Monthly Archives: July 2015

THE WHEELING “STOGIE”

THE WHEELING “STOGIE”John Bowman $8.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. Did you know: The Stogie was invented in Wheeling, Virginia, West Virginia. In 1819, Joseph Kirk of Wheeling began manufacturing cigars and in 1825, he was listed as a Cigar and “Stogie” manufacturer. Mifflin Marsh in relating the history of the Stogie tells us, “Some inventive […]

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“CENTRE MARKET EVER CHANGING”

“CENTRE MARKET EVER CHANGING” A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE John and Glinda Bowman $7.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. Centre Market residents, John and Glinda Bowman wrote this book. It is the first book dedicated solely to Centre Market’s history and chronicles the building and rebuilding history of Centre Wheeling’s Market Houses. Listed are names of over 300 […]

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“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON”

“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON” THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL WESTERN RIVERS STEAMBOAT John Bowman $6.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. It is little known that Wheeling is considered the birthplace of the American steamboat. This book documents Henry Miller Shreve’s building of the steamboat Washington at Wheeling, Virginia. The Washington was the first successful Western Rivers […]

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“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War”

“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War” John Bowman $19.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book, Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War, documents the histories of steamboats that served on the Western Rivers in the American Civil War. The book covers the major events that preceded the American Civil War, […]

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“Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.”

            “Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.” Goods Manufactured and Shipped from Wheeling, W. Va. John Bowman $29.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. The only Wheeling history reference book you will ever need. This book documents over 750 products manufactured and shipped from Wheeling’s major businesses between 1790 […]

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“A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats”

“A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats” John Bowman $29.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book is the first authoritative history written that documents the history of steamboats in pictures with a detailed written history of each boat. The book contains over 400 pictures of steamboats, related river scenes and over one hundred-fifty […]

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“Wheeling the Birthplace of the American Steamboat”

“Wheeling the Birthplace of the American Steamboat”John Bowman $14.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book documents the history of steamboat building in Wheeling from 1815 through 1900. Beginning with Henry M. Shreve’s Washington built at Wheeling, Virginia in 1815 and launched May 12, 1816. It is little known that Wheeling is considered the birthplace of […]

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Wheeling Historical Highway Marker

WHEELING HAS A NEW HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER By John Bowman 2015 Riverboat historians consider Wheeling the “Birthplace of the American Steamboat”, and this new West Virginia Historical Highway Marker recently installed at Sixteenth and Main Streets commemorates that fact. The marker is provided by John Bowman with support from the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation. […]

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