Skip Navigation

Sign In or Register

West-virginia-encyclopedia-text

Bringing West Virginia to your fingertips!

e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.

e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

1 2 3 4 5 6

This Date in History

May 05, 1923: A fire started by welders destroyed most of Luna Park in Charleston

Lunaparkpostcard_sq

Luna Park was built by J. B. Crowley in 1912 on the north bank of the Kanawha River in Charleston. The amusement park occupied seven acres on what had been a three-hole golf course. At present, the park’s site is bordered by the river, Park and Glenwood avenues, Park Drive, and Grant Street.

At the main entrance on Park Avenue stood a large wooden fence with two flag topped spires. Behind the fence, a footbridge led to level ground where park goers could ride the Royal Giant Dips Co...

Support e-WV Test Your WVIQ

Take the Opinion Poll!

What should be done to fix West Virginia’s roads and bridges?

  • Raise state taxes
  • Raise federal taxes
  • Add tolls to new and existing roads
  • Do nothing

or View Poll Stats

West Virginia Humanities Council | 1310 Kanawha Blvd E | Charleston, WV 25301 Ph. 304-346-8500 | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

About e-WV | Our Sponsors | Help & Support | Contact Us The essential guide to the Mountain State can be yours today! Click here to order.