This collection includes one scrapbook that is mostly composed of newspaper clippings about firemen, firefighting, other local events and local history in Huntington, WV. Less represented in the scrapbook are postcards of fire stations and state capitols from around the United States, a cloth reading “U.S. Registered June 5th, 1917” to signify that Lyle Peaco registered for the draft, two unidentified tintypes, photographs of members of the fire department, other photographs of unidentified people, ephemera such as licenses related to Lyle Peaco, business cards, a court document requesting Peaco to attend, a Barnum Club ribbon, a warrant for the arrest of Charles Rose, pasted in typewritten documents related to fire fighting, a county fair ticket stub, a letter from the wife of WV House of Delegates member George W. Sheets in 1891, and ephemera from local Huntington events.
To view materials from this collection that are digitized and available online, search the Peaco Family Scrapbook, 1880-1946 here.
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Access and Use
For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Peaco Family Scrapbook, c. 1880-1946, Accession No. 1981/08.0343, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.