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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rock Springs Park is now on Facebook

Aerial View of Chester, WV and Rock Springs Park circa 1928

Grandaughter of one-time Rock Springs Park owners Bob and Virginia Hand, Kassy Hand Young, has a Facebook page were fans can leave memories, ask and answer questions, and check out never-before-seen photos of the park.

At the time of this writing, Kassy's page had 624 friends of "Rock Springs Park" and dozens of personal accounts and childhood memories. Check out the page at http://www.facebook.com/. Of course, you have to join Facebook to visit.

Images of America: Rock Springs Park also got a recent mention on Brian Butko's "News Along the Lincoln Highway" blog. He mentions the park's location along the Lincoln Highway when the transcontinental highway was rerouted through Chester, West Virginia.


Brian Butko said...

Just my little bit of familiarity with the Lincoln Highway makes this a great photo — and makes me nostalgic for what was lost.

Average Joe said...

Thanks Brian! It's hard to imagine how the park fit into that little corner of Chester as it looks now.

Of course you're familiar with the World's Largest Teapot and the three LH markers along 3rd Street, Virginia Avenue, and California Avenue. It was a rite of passage to be tall enough to leap frog the one at the end of my street.