Pages of History

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A publishing company, which already has printed historical books on other West Virginia cities, will work on a new history in pictures of Wood County.

The Parkersburg-Wood County Visitors and Convention Bureau is taking orders for the coffee table book called "Frontier Settlement to Economic Center: A Pictoral History of Wood County", which is expected to be released in November.

The book will be available through the Wood County Visitors and Convention Bureau, and possibly through other outlets.

"We are, at this point, going to be selling them through our office and the Fenton Glass Gift Shop," says Visitors Bureau President Steve Nicely. "The Blennerhassett Museum Book Store has looked into selling them. We have not explored that possibility with them, but we certainly will be."

Ohio Valley College professor Dr. Phillip Sturm will be the author of the book, which will have an initial printing of 2,000 copies.

Pre-publication sales will begin May 17. The cost of the book is $39.95, plus tax. Release date for the book is November 15.