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A Martinsburg Boy's Memories and Stories from the 1950s

John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s.


Like many communities across the U.S., sandlot ball or pickup ball in the 1950s was common in Martinsburg. In the cities ball was played in the parks and in the streets.

In Martinsburg, public and private land was used at several locations across town. Baseball and basketball dominated, in part because Morrison Cov...


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