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Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review Now Available!

Posted 05/24/22

Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review Now Available!

Good News for Local History Enthusiasts:

The Spring 2022 Issue of the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review (UOVHR) is Now Available Online and in Print!

After a two year hiatus, the Ohio County Public Library recently published the Spring 2022 issue of the UOVHR. It's packed with informative, well-researched articles by fine writers and scholars, including George Fetherling, Jeffrey Mason, Billy Joe Peyton, and Dan Bonenberger.

Many of the articles were written for special events that have come and gone, such as the 200th anniversary of the construction of the National Road, the 50th anniversary of Walter Reuther's death, and the rededication of the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” monument at Wheeling Park after a grueling and long-delayed restoration. But the history they record and interpret remains relevant and engaging. 

The Spring 2022 Issue includes:

  • Welcome Home: Wheeling’s Doughboy is Back and Better Than Ever by Seán P. Duffy
  • Wheeling and Its Writers by George Fetherling 
  • Walter P. Reuther Remembered 50 Years After His Death by Jeffrey W. Mason 
  • Surveying and Constructing the National Road, America’s First Interstate Highway by Billy Joe Peyton
  • Extra Bridges for Lydia? The National Road Controversy from the Potomac to the Ohio, 1806-1818 by Dan Bonenberger
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield by Hilary Miller
  • Special Project: Civic Empathy Through History by OCPL Staff

A FREE PDF version of the Review is available now at this link: 

Paper copies are currently being printed and can be ordered through the library. Individual copies are $5.00 each (cost) plus $1 shipping ($6 total per copy).

To pre-order printed copies only, visit the UOVHR sign-up page at, send an email to [email protected], or simply send a check to:

c/o Ohio County Public Library
52 16th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Please make all checks or money orders out to “Ohio County Public Library” with memo note of “UOVHR.” Your copy (or copies) will be mailed when the payment is received.

Subscriptions that had been paid to Wheeling Heritage will be honored through the end of the payment schedule.

Founded by the Wheeling Area Historical Society in 1968, the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review  is the only publication of its kind in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Dedicated solely to local history topics, it has become a treasured publication and valuable tool for studying and learning about our geographic area. The library looks forward to continuing the legacy of the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review. The editorial staff welcomes any comments, feedback, or inquiries regarding the Spring 2020 issue via email at [email protected].

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