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ARA News: WV Division of Highways consulting and EDGE/DBE

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Aurora Research Associates received official word today that we have been selected for the West Virginia Division of Highways Statewide Cultural Resources Services agreement. Firms on the statewide agreement list can be contracted for projects under a certain dollar figure by the WVDOH without going through the advertisement/bid/selection process. There is still a price negotiation …

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Guest Blogging for the Blennerhassett Hotel

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I’m helping my friends at Digital Relativity (who designed the ARA website, by the way) with some blogging for the historic Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, West Virginia. They designed the hotel’s new website and are helping them with their digital marketing. There are several different people besides me contributing to the blog… I’m providing the …

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Brookside Resort in Aurora, WV Approved for National Register

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I’ve been working on a National Register nomination for the former Brookside Resort in Aurora, WV since last summer and I’m pleased to announce that my nomination was approved by the WV Archives and History Commission last Friday, March 1! It now goes to the National Park Service for technical review and I expect it …

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Covered Bridge Conference in Dayton, June 5-8, 2013

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A preservation colleague of mine from the National Park Service just emailed me about an interesting conference on a topic that most everyone likes… covered bridges! You don’t have to be an historian, engineer, headless horseman or Clint Eastwood fan to appreciate covered bridges and support their preservation. The National Center for Preservation Technology and …

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Going AWOL in Springfield, 1861

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I recently completed a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the 1855 Brick House in Springfield, WV. One of the most interesting things I found during my research was a reference to the house in the book Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade  by John O. Casler. Casler was a Confederate soldier from Springfield and his …

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