Birth Place of Holidays

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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In a strange historical coincidence, Fairmont is the birthplace of not one, but two national holidays. Join us to experience the story of these two special days – and how they trace their roots back to this West Virginia town.

That Good Lookin’ Ice Cream Man

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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Fairmont’s female population seems to remember a certain “good-lookin’ ice cream man”. Sixty years later, we talk to these women — who was he? Was he really that good-looking? Join us as we solve the mystery of the handsome ice cream man.

Saturday Night’s Alright

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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What went on… when the sun went down? Plenty. Listen in as Fairmont’s “old-timers” share the stories of wild Saturday nights in the 1940s and 50s.

A Walking Tour of Downtown Fairmont

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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Come with us and enjoy an hour-long interactive walking tour of Fairmont’s historic streets.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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On the outskirts of Downtown Fairmont lies a pristine hillside – a final resting place for thousands of Fairmonters. But Woodlawn Cemetery isn’t simply a burying ground; there’s something about this place, this hillside, that stays with you – long after you leave.

Postcards from Marion County

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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It’s a special corner of the world: a place to be explored; to be savored; to be celebrated. Come with us, on this journey to some of Fairmont’s most special places.

The Palace Restaurant

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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Talk to any Fairmonter who was around in the 1940s, 50s, or 60s. Anybody who was somebody – or wanted to be somebody – hung out at The Palace Restaurant. It was the place to see and be seen. Come with us – as talk to the people who made the legend.

King Coal

Posted on: February 23, 2011
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The story of Fairmont, West Virginia, is tied inextricably to the coal industry. In this episode of Finding Fairmont, we sit down with coal miners to explore the birth, life — and death — of the Fairmont coal mines. And to understand what its like to work in a miner — a real picture of the life of a miner.