My Buckhannon wants you to take us back in time to the good old days

BUCKHANNON – My Buckhannon needs your help.

You see, we want to take a trip down memory lane.

The problem is, we can’t drive alone, so we need community members who grew up in Upshur County or Buckhannon in the 1950s, ‘60s and 70s to take turns at the steering wheel.

Essentially, we want to paint a picture of what it was like to grow up – or to be a grownup – in Upshur County during this time frame, but we need our readers’ input to do that.

We’re working on article that will reflect what various sites in Upshur County were like “back in the good old days.”

So, we want to know, what did you do in Buckhannon on a typical Saturday or Sunday? Where did you hang out with your friends? Where was your favorite place to grab a bite to eat?

This piece will be used to promote our area to not only outside visitors who have never taken a trip here, but also people who may have moved away over the years.

To spark your memory, we’ve listed some places “then” that have either morphed into something very different “now,” or are standbys, such as Dairy Queen, the Donut Shop and the West Virginia Wildlife Center. We want to hear your memories about those mainstays, too.

What do you remember about…

  • Acme Bookstore
  • G.C. Murphy
  • Colonial Theatre (as a movie theater)
  • Bicentennial (Hinkle) Pool
  • The tire/gas station at the corner of Spring and Main Streets
  • Dairy Queen
  • The Donut Shop
  • West Virginia Wildlife Center (game farm)
  • Rainbow Café

Please post your memories below on this article, send them through Facebook Messenger to My Buckhannon or email We ask that you include your first and last name and the name of the town in which you currently reside.

Thank you for your help with this important project!

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