For twenty-five years Earl W. Oglebay spared no expense or effort in turning his property, located just outside Wheeling, West Virginia, into a beautiful country estate, as well as a model farm where research in soil culture and crop rotation was carried out. During these years the mansion house was rebuilt, buildings were added, and much landscaping and roadwork was accomplished.
Upon his death in 1926, Mr. Oglebay willed his property to the people of Wheeling and vicinity, for as long as they “shall operate it for public recreation.” In July 1928, plans were finally worked out for transfer of the property and it was accepted as Oglebay Park on behalf of the people and placed under the governing hand of the Wheeling Park Commission.
Nikon 200 x Nikon 18-200mm lens
Orton effect added