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Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review (Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring 2023) Available Now!

Print edition now available at the Circ Desk while supplies last! $5.00 per copy.

The free Digital PDF Copy is now available.

Dear UOVHR Readers:

This issue of the Review is dedicated to our friend John Bowman, Wheeling’s preeminent steamboat expert.  It contains John's article about an odd Wheeling product called "Leatheroid."

This is also the first of a new series that will include histories of Wheeling’s many fascinating neighborhoods. We begin in the north with Warwood, including an article by Dr. Chuck Julian and one by Margaret Brennan. The latter includes the elusive (and exclusive) portrait of Henry Warwood.

Warwood is also the hometown of a great athlete who is to finally be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August. His name, of course, is Chuck Howley. This issue contains information about the effort to put a sign at the entrance to Warwood to welcome people to Chuck's hometown.

If you would like to donate to the cause, please visit

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review.

Sincerely, Sean Duffy, Editor

The NEW Vol 43, No. 1 - Spring 2023  Issue includes:

  • Warwood’s 20th Century Growth and Development: The Evolution of “Watch Us Grow” by Dr. Charles A. Julian 
  • Finding Henry Warwood by Margaret Brennan
  • Paper Turned into Leather: “LEATHEROID,” a Wheeling Invention by John Bowman (2018) 
  • Remembering McNamara’s Drugstore

OCPL provides a digital online copy of the current UOVHR for free (.pdf file) Download HERE.

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Looking for back issues of the UOVHR?

We're working on digitizing all of the previously published UOVHR in a format that makes the text searchable while still keeping file sizes small. We currently have years 1968-1980 digitized.

- Visit our "Document Center" and click on the "Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review" folder to access these pdfs. 

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