Last month, a man sent us a Facebook message with a series of old photographs, showing Morgantown in the early 70s. 

They were stunning, the colors and grain of a film camera just don’t compare to today’s digital camera. The photos, provided by Aaron Helmick, class of 1974, showed a city very different from the one students see today. 

We spread out around the city to find the places and scenes in those photographs. Buildings have been knocked down and new ones built in their place. Take a look at Morgantown then and now.