This is a collection of photos of the town of Man and some of the other communities located in the Triadelphia District of Logan County, West Virginia.
A bit of history: Before being called “Man”, it was called “Buffalo City”.
The Logan Banner, 15 February 1924
Man, Fastest Growing Town In Logan County Elects F. M. Burgess As President C. of C.
– History of How It Was Named
This is an excerpt from this article: “The name is unique by its very simplicity and how it got tagged so is the result of a blunder on the part of the government’s official post office namer. Perhaps it was a bold stroke prompted by inspiration – Anyway, this is how it came about:
A few years ago the matter of naming the clump of houses, store and mine fell to the namer’s lot of task. He was told that the place was located at the junction of Buffalo creek and the Guyan river. He wished to verify the information so he took his map in hand. There was indeed a spot in the point designated.
Nothing phases a man who has named some of the places in this county and the patient, uninspired plodder, we presume, thought of his thankless labor, to moll, toil and tediousness of it, his thoughts turned inward and he stuck his pen deep into the ink and scratched out the name Man.
So it was not in the anticipation of a full grown, lusty city that the man gave the dot on the map the Man, his actions being nothing more than the result of following the course of least resistance. It was a good stroke and the people of the little city are proud of the name because of its very significance.”
1941 video taken outside of the Man High School posted on
Facebook by Dana Rukse.
(If no sound, right click on the video to unmute.)
Triadelphia District Photo Gallery
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