SALEM, WEST VIRGINIA
A small town with a big spirit.
Every town has its stories, and Salem is no exception. When Salem was still in the state of Virginia, Preston Randolph, a renowned educator and pillar of the community, campaigned for Abraham Lincoln. Within these pages you will learn about the person who manufactured Salem's first electricity; the first man to sell oil that was produced and marketed in Harrison County; where in 1976 a well still existed that had been used to supply water for the stockade, where the brewery was located and Salem's great fire of 1901.
This collection of historical stories of life in Salem, West Virginia---and many more---paint a vivid picture of this small town and the people who made it prosper for over 200 years. Written by Dorothy Belle Davis, a locally well-known educator, author, and newspaper columnist, these stories have been lovingly preserved and reproduced for your enjoyment.
Mrs. Davis is the author of HISTORY OF HARRISON COUNTY and JOHN GEORGE JACKSON.