Thursday, January 26, 2017

20th Century Automobility in Hinton, West Virginia

Hi folks, Ed Garten dug these photos up from the West Virginia University Archives.  I had problems positioning the photos chronologically -- my apologies. 

Rambler Dealership, Hinton, W. Va. An automobile pulls into the dealership driveway located on Summers Street, between Second and Third Avenues. On the side of the building reads, "Good Used Cars." Note the Oldsmobile dealership sign left of drive opening, and a 1959 Oldsmobile in the showroom.
1957 Fords lined up at Garten Motors, Hinton, West Virginia. Ford outsold Chevrolet in 1957, perhaps no surprise from this photo.

Summers Junk Yard, Monongalia County, W. Va., 1958? What a mess!

"Toots" Rogers and Family, Hinton, W. Va. Don't mess with people from Hinton!

First Automobile with its First Passengers in Hinton, W. Va.
The first car ever purchased in the city was a two-cylinder Brush. John Lang, weighing 380 lbs., is pictured in the forefront. His associates are unidentified, 1904.  Is it Lang or Laing? (see window).

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