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A trip through time
October 30, 2013 - Craig Howell
Recently the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center debuted its latest documentary "Rediscovering Holliday's Cove" to a packed activity room at the Mary H. Weir Public Library. The movie, put together entirely through a volunteer effort, works to trace the history of the early part of what would eventually become the Weirton we know today — from the earliest settlers through the growth of the Holliday's Cove community, the establishment of Weirton Steel and the eventual consolidation of the four towns (Holliday's Cove, Weirton, Marland Heights and Weirton Heights) into an incorporated city of Weirton.
It's nice to see such a project put together, not just for our benefit, but also for that of future residents. It also was nice to see so many people turn out to be among the first to view the completed project. Additional seating had to be brought in, and there still were at least a couple dozen people left standing along the walls.
The movie itself was a nice mix of information, incorporating many long-discussed stories and local legends, more recent research and discussions with a few local residents who were able to experience the Holliday's Cove of the early 20th Century first-hand.
Our local museums do so much to preserve the history and culture of the Ohio Valley, and I hope people appreciate their efforts. This is just the latest of what I'm sure will be a lengthy list of projects in the works for many years to come. The museum even has copies available for anyone wishing to get one.
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