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Alderson West Virginia:
History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits,
Vol. 1-7

UPDATE 12/13/20
                    History Vol 7
Volume VII of “History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits” about Alderson, WV has been released by Alderson Main Street.  With a sub-title of “Did You Hear the One about the Lion and the Traveling Salesman?” this volume promises to continue to interest and inspire.  After all, it contains a story about the Barkley Family who came to live and work in a 100+ year old warehouse; a multi-talented cabaret singer who could serve as her own bouncer and not miss a note; an educational institution which failed to teach the mice not to play with matches; and a council member who has served in every political office in town plus much more.

Author Belinda Anderson has, once again, outdone herself in finding little known facts and researching the history of buildings and people.  Alderson Main Street President Judy Lohmeyer said, “Each year we look forward to what Belinda will find!  She is wonderful at telling these stories.” 

Learn more about it via this video from WOAY TV 4.


Alderson History Vol 1
Why does Alderson have a leash law for lions? Who is Bricktop? What famous people have stayed at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp? Were there ever any train wrecks in Alderson? These questions and many more are answered in a series of booklets on the history of Alderson.

The series was commissioned by Alderson Main Street and written by Belinda Anderson. She did extensive research to find interesting stories about Alderson. The series holds numerous fun facts and pictures.

Alderson Main Street President Betty Thomas says that the series "has generated a lot of excitement. It presents some of Alderson's history in small bites and in a very entertaining way."

Anderson has discovered so much information and so many great stories that Alderson Main Street has continued to publish a new volume each year.

Stop by the Alderson Visitor Center to pick up a copy.

Alderson History Vol 1
Alderson History Vol 2
Alderson History Vol 3
Alderson History Vol 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Alderson History
                        Volume 7