Time Travel: BHS Alums Working in 2000 at WDTV and 1989 Fire that Leveled Philippi's Covered Bridge

By Dick Duez on June 11, 2017 from History Blog via Connect-Bridgeport.com

If these faces look familiar it's because after 17 years, they still look the same. This is an advertisement in the 1999-2000 Bridgeport High School Ki-Cu-Wa Yearbook that show BHS alumni working at WDTV. From left, front rown, is Cassie (Ramsey) Busdeker and Jody Hinkle, while Alan Dye is shown in the background.
In 1989 the historic Philippi Covered Bridge was laid waste by a fire. The landmark dating back to the Civil War has since been restored and is a tourist attraction for Barbour County and the entire region. 
Editor's Note: This ongoing photo feature of pictures from Bridgeport and throughout the Mountain State is part of local historian Richard "Dick" Duez's collection. Duez, the unofficial historian of Bridgeport, would appreciate any scanned photos emailed to him for use here or to include in his ongoing efforts to preserve local history. You can email photos, or let him know how to acquire copies of photos you may have in your possession, to Duez at dick.do@frontier.com.  

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