In 1857, the Hempfield Railroad built a tunnel for their railway, but by 1861, the tunnel right of way was purchased by B & O Railroad. It was rebuilt between 1904 and 1905, and as many believe, it was built directly under the small Hempfield Cemetery where many bodies were never removed for the construction.
The tunnel has also seen its fair share of deaths. It is believed that in the early 1900s, a young man was killed by a passing train as he tried to walk the tracks through the tunnel, and another young man, an immigrant, was robbed and killed in the tunne
Good eats. Family atmosphere... and of course THE 'BIG BOY' BURGER! I can't even begin to count how many times my family enjoyed ourselves at Elby's. It was perfect every time, and I miss it!
OUR CITY - WHEELING, WV MAP - CIRCA 1920 - BACK PRINT
Wheeling's historic maps genuinely shows our upward growth. Looking back at this map of Wheeling from 1920, seeing where we were, and where we're headed, you really get to see how far we've actually come as a city that is still maturing, and coming into it's own, modern hype. It's truly inspiring when you take a few steps back and see it for yourself.
SQUARE PIZZA. COLD CHEESE. WHEELING. - BACK PRINT
There's NO pizza like LOCAL pizza!
If you were to go anywhere else in the US, and ask for square, crispy pizza, with cold cheese, they would look at you like you had two heads!
STEEL VALLEY - BACK PRINT
The steel industry is one of the main industries that truly brought our valley to life. The rich history, traditions, and community building deserves a nod.
FRIED FISH. WHITE BREAD. WHEELING. - BACK PRINT
The sandwich that Wheeling built! We've all grown up on these simple, yet wondrous sandwiches!