Since 1937, West Virginians and other travelers on the roads around the Mountain State have found glimpses of state history in the hundreds of highway historical markers located along the roadside. This volume, created by West Virginia Archives and History, which oversees the marker program, provides complete inscriptions, grouped by county and arranged alphabetically, that shed light on the rich history and geography of West Virginia and explore the contributions of diverse groups of West Virginians. Containing approximately 300 new markers erected since the previous marker book was published nearly two decades ago, Signs of the Times is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the state’s historical markers available.
The 334-page, softbound book is available for the retail price of $12.95 plus tax and may be purchased at the Archives and History Library in Charleston. The book also may be ordered by mail from Archives and History for $17.00 per copy, which includes postage and handling (for delivery in the United States only). To receive a copy by mail, please return this order form with a check or money order in the amount of $17.00 per copy payable to “West Virginia Archives and History” to:
Archives and History Section
Department of Arts, Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
For more information, call (304) 558-0230.