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Improving The Community One Project At A Time” PO Box 117 -  Alderson W Va.  24910 © Alderson Main Street 2015 ALDERSON MAIN STREET POST OFFICE BOX 117 ALDERSON, WEST VIRGINIA 24910 TELEPHONE  (304) 445-7242 NEWS RELEASE February 25, 2015                                                                             New Alderson Booklet Released   Why does Alderson have a leash law for lions? Who is Bricktop? What famous people have stayed at the Alderson  Federal Prison Camp? Were there ever any train wrecks in Alderson? These questions and many more are  answered in a new little booklet recently released on the history of Alderson. On Friday, March 13, 6-8pm at the Alderson Visitors Center there will be a book signing and reception for the formal  release of "Alderson West Virginia: Historical Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits, Volume 1". The booklet was  commissioned by Alderson Main Street and written by local author Belinda Anderson. She did extensive research to  find interesting stories about Alderson. The booklet has numerous fun facts and pictures. Alderson Main Street President Betty Thomas said, “This booklet has generated a lot of excitement.  It presents  some of Alderson’s history in small bites and in a very entertaining way.” Anderson discovered so much information and so many great stories that Alderson Main Street has decided to  create a new volume each year. So stop by the Alderson Visitor Center on March 13 and experience some place different. PHOTO CAPTION:  Cover of new booklet about Alderson by local author Belinda Anderson. Click on picture for larger view.