Category Archives: Local History

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URG to preserve history of Silver Bridge

RIO GRANDE – Certain historical dates provide insight and understanding far beyond what mere words can portray. Dec. 7, 1941. Nov. 22, 1963. Jan. 28, 1986. April 20, 1999. Sept. 11, 2001. Each stirs up memories both painful and yet vital to American culture. Dec. 15, 1967 may not resonate on a similar level nationally,… Read More »

The Silver Bridge Disaster of 1967

The people along the Ohio River near the town of Point Pleasant, WV, had long wished for a bridge. The river was not overly wide, but reaching the other side was difficult and sometimes impossible. In 1927 the area’s prayers seemed to be answered when construction of a bridge between Point Pleasant, WV and Kanauga,… Read More »