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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Preserving Pocahontas

Sam Brill’s 1956 Majorettes are in dress uniform on the football field behind Marlinton High School. Pictured left to right: Head Majorette Dreama McNellan, Sandra Shelton, Pam Smith, Louise Currence, Donna Jean More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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The Minnehaha Springs Homemakers Club Float features the Indian Princess Pocahontas in an early Pioneer Days Parade. Date is unknown, but most likely 1966 or 1967. The photo was taken from the second floor of Jim More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Robert Lee McComb, Jr. was born in Marlinton November 24, 1948, the son of Robert L. and Nadine Eddy McComb. A graduate of Marlinton High School, he entered the U. S. Air Force on March 4, 1969, completing his More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Allen “Farmer” Blackhurst, pictured at right in the black hat, pouring molten metal in the Mower Lumber Company shop at Cass, W.Va. The other workers are unidentified. Photograph was probably taken around 1930. More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps are lined up for inspection at Camp Seebert during a retreat in August 1935. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS003043 Access the “Preserving More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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Mary White Simmons poses in period dress on the stairway at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in 1974. The wife of Houston Simmons, Mary White was a member of the Marlinton Woman’s Club which was active in the restoration More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Bank of Marlinton warranty certificate for the purchase of a #3 Yale Time Lock for the vault in the new bank building. Certificate was signed on May 24, 1899 by Henry C. Taylor for The Yale & Towne Manufacturing More...