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Old 08-21-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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This is RD, the homesickhillbilly in texas......I havent seen or heard from anyone on the takemehomewv site until now and look who I ran into! ha ha ha......how the heck are ya? Have they started another site yet or not? What happened to the other one? I was kinda mystified when I tried to log on one day and it said the site was down...gone...kaput....how can that happen? lol.....I know you know the lowdown on that and lots of other things so git ta talkin!
Hey RD, good to hear from you. I don't know what happened to that site. When it went away I tried to email the guy that started it and he ignored my emails. He works for a paper in Charleston so I don't know why he would say something. This one is pretty good. I mostly monitor the Las Vegas forum, but decided to give these hillbillies the benefit of my vast knowl...I mean, opinions too. Ha. I'm still in touch with a few of the folks I met on the takemehome wv site.

How have you been? It's been a while since that site went down. I've had all sorts of nasty things happen since then but It's going a lot better now.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I don't know if it holds true now since we have more casinos here in Nevada, but several years ago I read that there was more illegal gambling going on in New York City than there was legal gambling in the whole state of Nevada. From what I know, and it's only the tip of the iceberg, West Virginia in general, and Clarksburg/Fairmont/Morgantown in particular, must rival Nevada too in terms of play; except ours is legal, regulated, and taxed (although not nearly enough). Probably 98% of that illegal gambling and prostitution back there is run by organized crime, and the other 2% pays "protection" to them. I know my uncles were just honest gamblers. One of the nicest girls I ever knew came from a nice family, and her father ran the numbers racket. They lived just a few blocks from where I lived in a fairly modest home. In the 50's, numbers in Clarksburg was said to bring in $2 million a year on small bets of 25 or 50 cents.

I'll never forget when I was in the Marine Reserves in Parkersburg I went to a bar for a drink, and I was chatting with the city attorney who was also having a drink. The bar was right across the street from city hall and the police station. West Virginia was a dry state. There was prostitution upstairs and a 21 (blackjack) game at the end of the bar.

When I was in high school a bunch of us went up to Wheeling to get into trouble, and the prostitutes were yelling out of the windows at us to come in for a good time. I think the going rate was $5.00 a throw.

It really burns me when people give us Nevadans a hard time because some of the cow counties have legalized prostitution which is also regulated and taxed. I'll bet anyone that in any town in America I can find a prostitute within an hour...except maybe Sun City, Arizona, and then I'm not so sure.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:21 AM
 
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Most of our prostitutes are college kids working their way through on the sidelines..
Just busted the Morgantown Madame this summer...nice little non-taxable business...one of the side-bars of the court records named a nephew of a certain sitting Governor. The nephew was a witness to the sexual acts...cost him $300 for a couple of hours of investigative research with two of the 'Madame's lovlies...this creep was over 30 years old...couldn't get it respectably...I think he said he was a witness to 'lap dancing and 'oral sex...whoever he is...

How old are you, buzz123? $5.00 with inflation that's out of the question...

Side comment from history: One of Daniel Boone's daughters was a 'Tavern Trollop'...read it in an authentic history several years ago...she charged a little extra for her services..and it was a normal part of the traveling routine during the 18th and 19th centuries to refresh oneself fully...she said in essence..."That the money was worth it to take a ride on Dan Boones welp."
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Doddridge County
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David, let us know when you publish! I have quite a collection of wv authors books and local history is my favorite!
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Hoping to get a cover on one before Christmas...thanks for asking...Marine/Viet-nam saga covering 30 years...puts its finger on the real Wv...sniper with PTSD rescued by blonde Navy Ensign...this is contemporary historical fiction...early critics are waiting too...money is adding up in the sock as we speak...thanks again.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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Buzz,
Thanks for chimin in here with all your vast bulls...I mean, knowledge. You are like a warm breeze in April .Speakin of takemehome, I also used to check out the HurHerald but they never did get on their feet and finish the various sections they were working on. Lots of history in Calhoun County man! But speakin of mafia in Cburg, be sure you look away and touch your nose when you mention it! It is there and aint goin away . Now lets look for Bigfoot before he DOES get away. Oh, David, you do have a gift of writing that I already admire. The story about Daniel B's welp is so ironic isnt it? He was so committed to raisin the bar in America and spawned a girl who threw all his efforts right back at him! Fiction mimics nonfiction or life or whatever!!!!!!!!!! What a world we have here ....said Spock to Capn Kirk.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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The mountain people were doing what they had to do to survive....just like now...
Boone? Was a loner...left the Kanawha when it got too crowded..left the Yadkin of Kentucky (John Kennedy was next door neighbor)...was a legislator as a last resort...could not get Kentucky statehood any other way than by going to Congress...it was part of Virginia and the records were kept at Winchester..

Ended up in the most wonderful valley in Appalachia...all of us envy his stamana and resoursefulness...What he wanted he never really got.(privacy)..and I have known several of his descendants...headstrong...committed...and many look like the likenesses of him...steel eyes, tall and black hair...they have an attitude too...almost scary if you get them angry...No wonder the indians respected him...
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The mountain people were doing what they had to do to survive....just like now...
Boone? Was a loner...left the Kanawha when it got too crowded..left the Yadkin of Kentucky (John Kennedy was next door neighbor)...was a legislator as a last resort...could not get Kentucky statehood any other way than by going to Congress...it was part of Virginia and the records were kept at Winchester..

Ended up in the most wonderful valley in Appalachia...all of us envy his stamana and resoursefulness...What he wanted he never really got.(privacy)..and I have known several of his descendants...headstrong...committed...and many look like the likenesses of him...steel eyes, tall and black hair...they have an attitude too...almost scary if you get them angry...No wonder the indians respected him...
When I think of D. Boone the only mental image I get is of Fess Parker. Any pix of Boone exist? I have no idea what he would look like.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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good answer bro.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:54 AM
 
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I believe an oil painting of him exists in the Smithsonian...done before his death...
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