Collis Potter Huntington

Evans, Cerinda W. Collis Potter Huntington. 2 vols. Newport News: Mariners' Museum, 1954.

Lavendar, David Seivert. The Great Persuader. Garden City: Doubleday, 1970.

Lewis, Oscar. The Big Four: The Story of Huntington, Stanford, Hopkins And Crocker and The Building of The Central Pacific. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1938.


Ball, Frank. "The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from the Civil War to Willard," West Virginia Review 15 (August 1938): 342-345.

Ball, Frank. "The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Under Willard's Administration," West Virginia Review 15 (September 1938): 363-366, 381.

Bias, Charles Vernon. "A History of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and its Predecessors, 1784-1977," Thesis, West Virginia University, 1979.

Dorin, Patrick C. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, George Washington's Railroad. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co., 1981. (Examines the history, services, accommodations and problems of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.)

Huddleston, Eugene L. Riding that New River Train: The Story of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Through The New River Gorge of West Virginia. Alderson: Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, 1989.

Hungerford, Edward. The Story of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1827-1927. 2 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.

Lambie, Joseph T. From Mine to Market: A History of Coal Transportation on the Norfolk & Western Railway. New York: New York University Press, 1954.

Stover, John F. History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1987.

Turner, Charles Wilson. Chessie's Road. 2nd edition. Alderson: Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, 1986.

John Henry

Bowman, James C. John Henry, The Rambling Black Ulysses. Chicago: A. Whitman & Co., 1942.

Bradford, Roark. John Henry. New York: Literary Guild, 1931.

Chappell, Louis W. John Henry: A Folk-Lore Study. Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1968.

Dorson, Richard M. "The Career of `John Henry'," Western Folklore 24 (July 1965): 155-163.

Felton, Harold W. John Henry and His Hammer. New York: Knopf, 1950. (Words and music to the ballad are appended.)

Johnson, Guy Benton. John Henry: Tracking Down a Negro Legend. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1929.

Keats, Ezra Jack. John Henry, An American Legend. New York: Pantheon Books, 1965.

Killens, John Oliver. A Man Ain't Nothin' But a Man; The Adventures of John Henry. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Shapiro, Irvin. John Henry and the Double Jointed Steamdrill. New York: J. Messner, 1956.

Stein, Conrad. Steel Driving Man; The Legend of John Henry. Chicago: Children's Press, 1969.

Williams, Brett. John Henry, A Bio-Bibliography. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Rivers, Canals and Turnpikes

Ambler, Charles H. A History of Transportation in the Ohio Valley. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1932.

Ball, Frank. "The James River and Kanawha Canal," West Virginia Review 12 (December 1935): 280-281.

Ball, Frank. "The Old Northwestern Turnpike," West Virginia Review 13 (December 1935): 74-75, 94.

Banta, Richard E. The Ohio. New York: Rinehart, 1949.

Bissell, Richard P. The Monongahela. New York: Rinehart, 1952.

Braake, Alex L. "Postal History of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike," West Virginia History 33 (October 1971): 27-54.

Braun, Duane. The Potomac River Basin; A Bibliography of Reference Materials. Bethesda: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, 1974.

Carnes, Eva M. "The Beverly-Fairmont Pike Then and Now, 1850-1950," West Virginia History 12 (January 1951): 155-164.

Cook, Roy Bird. "Origin of Names of West Virginia Rivers," West Virginia Blue Book 21 (1937): 697-702.

Curtis, Hal. "West Virginia's Historic Midland Trail," West Virginia Review , 10 (November 1932): 48-50, 65-66.

Davis, Julia. The Shenandoah. New York: Rinehart, 1945.

"The First Steamboat on the Ohio," Southern Historical Magazine 1 (January 1892): 14-17.

Gamble, J. M. "Steamboats in West Virginia," West Virginia History 15 (January 1954): 124-138.

Graham, Frank. Potomac: The Nation's River. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1976.

Gutheim, Frederick A. The Potomac. New York: Rinehart, 1949.

Hadley, Harry E. "The James River and Kanawha Canal," West Virginia History 25 (January 1964): 92-101.

Hadley, Harry E. "A Middle Way to the West," Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society (1971): 11-25.

Hyde, Arnout. The Potomac: A Nation's River. Charleston: Cannon Graphics, 1994.

Jewell, Caroline. "The Ohio River: Its West Virginia Boundary," West Virginia Review 19 (August 1942): 200, 210, 223.

Kirby, David. "Canalization of New River," West Virginia History 15 (April 1954): 269-291.

Klein, Benjamin F., ed. The Ohio River Handbook and Picture Album. [rev. ed.] Cincinnati: Young and Klein, 1969, 1979.

Matheny, John. "The Early Years on the Ohio," West Virginia Review 13 (June 1936): 262-263, 288.

O'Neal, Lucy. "The Beverly and Fairmont Turnpike," Davis and Elkins Historical Magazine 2 (May 1949): 8-11.

Sanderlin, Walter S. The Great National Project: A History of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1946.