Wheeling Souvenir Coloring Book contains highlights of Friendly City’s past

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From Louis’ Hot Dogs to Thom McAn Shoes.

From Dawson’s Meat Market to Slater’s Record Shop.

They have one thing in common–they are parts of Wheeling’s history that aren’t there anymore.

But now they are commemorated all in one place–the Wheeling Souvenir Coloring Book.

It contains 500 names and images of places, from Bing’s Furniture to Mr. William’s House of Hair.

“It was such a hub of commerce and trade,” said Mike Duve, coloring book author. “If you wanted to shop, you could find just about anything in Wheeling. There were buses that would take you anywhere. It was an adventure. And crowds of people on every corner. When that light changed, you had to spring across the street. And just hordes of people going from shop to shop. And imagine standing in line, waiting for a table to eat lunch.”

But it also includes things that are still here, like Laupp’s Florist, Coleman’s Fish, Campeti Shoe Repair and the Fort Henry Bridge.

Some pictures have fine details that will take hours to color.

Others are simple images that even a child can color.

The Wheeling Souvenir Coloring Book is available on Amazon and Ebay.

Or you can call or text Mike Duve at (740) 213-3789.

He says you can send him a check and he’ll send you a coloring book.

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