early famous visitors of Parkersburg wv - Mackey's Antiques & Clock Repair

EARLY FAMOUS VISITORS OF PARKERSBURG WV

Mackey's Antiques & Clock Repair
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Parkersburg WV 26101
 

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OZZIE NELSON AND HIS BAND CAME TO PARKERSBURG IN 1934 TO PERFORM AT THE COLISEUM. MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER NELSON FOR THE 22-YEAR RUN OF THE RADIO, AND THE TELEVISION SERIES ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET. FEW KNOW THAT IN THE 1930S, NELSON HAD HIS OWN BAND THAT PERFORMED IN SMALL TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA

FAMOUS BIG BAND LEADER GUY LOMBARDO (SECOND FROM THE LEFT) CAME TO PARKERSBURG IN 1934 TO PERFORM AT THE COLISEUM BALLROOM. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN OF A MUSICALLY MINDED TAILOR, LOMBARDO AND HIS BROTHERS BEGAN PERFORMING WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL. HE SOLD OVER 100 MILLION RECORDS. LOMBARDO AND HIS BAND TRAVELED AT LEAST 6,000 MILES A YEAR, PERFORMING AT COLLEGES AND IN SMALL TOWNS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION THEATER ATTENDANCE DECLINED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. WARNER BROTHERS SENT THIS GROUP OF YOUNG ACTRESSES AROUND THE COUNTRY TO GIVE SHOWS AND PROMOTE ATTENDANCE AT THEATERS THAT HAD CONTRACTS WITH WARNER BROTHERS. THE GROUP APPEARED IN PARKERSBURG IN 1931 AT THE SMOOT THEATER

STEWART AIR PARK OPENED IN 1935 ON THE FIELD THAT IS NOW THE LOCATION OF GRAND CENTRAL MALL. THE AIRPORT WAS OWNED BY WADE STEWART, A PROMOTER OF FLYING IN THE PARKERSBURG AREA. RANDY FERRELL OF KRAMER'S PHOTO SUPPLY REMEMBERS THE AIR PARK 'S PROMOTION A PENNY A POUND TO FLY AROUND TOWN.  AT THE TIME, FERRELL WEIGHED 75 POUNDS. THAT WAS MY FIRST FLIGHT," HE SAID. AMELIA EARHART VISITED STEWART AIR PARK IN 1936, FOUR YEARS AFTER SHE BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ALONE. A YEAR LATER SHE DISAPPEARED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CIRCLE THE GLOBE.

WILLIAM MCKINLEY LATER KNOWN AS OUR 25TH PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY AT THE 4th WOOD COUNTY COURT HOUSE PARKERSBURG WV 1896

in 1920 US Sen. Warren G, Harding Visited Parkersburg on his Campaign for President, this picture shows Harding in an Automobile parked on Market Street. While in Parkersburg he Spoke at the Old Auditorium Theater, which was were Parkersburg Office Supply was   

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY ADDRESS A CROWED FROM THE BAND SHELL IN THE CITY PARK DURING THE SPRING 1960. KENNEDY MADE SEVERAL COMPAIGN VISITS TO PARKERSBURG. CLASPING KENNEDY'S WRIST IS A. JAMES MANCHIN AT THE LEFT IS PARKERSBURG ATTORNEY BILL RICHARDSON EWARD KENNEDY IS AT FAR RIGHT.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN PREPARES TO ENTER A SECRET SERVICE LIMOUSINE AFTER LANDING AT WOOD COUNTY AIRPORT ON OCT. 29th 1984. REAGAN ATTENDED A RALLY THAT AFTERNOON IN THE PARKERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL FIELDHOUSE. A FEW DAYS LATER HE WAS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE RICHARD NIXON AND HIS WIFE PATRICIA, ARE GREETED OUTSIDE THE WOOD COUNTY COURT HOUSE DURING THE 1960 GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN . REPUBLICAN HENRY CABOT LODGE JR AND NIXON LOST TO PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND LYNDON B. JOHNSON IN NOVEMBER 1960

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, TOURS BUREAU OF PUBLIC DEBT PARKERSBURG , WEST VIRGINIA APRIL 5, 2005

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