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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Basil Clair Sharp was born in Frost, W.Va. on June 28, 1914, the son of Ernest Gilmer and Mary Jordan Sharp. He was a graduate of Marlinton High School and Davis & Elkins College. He and his wife, Jane Price, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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This beautiful aerial view in northern Pocahontas County shows the town of Frank and the Pocahontas Tanning Company. Commonly known as the Durbin Tannery, the Pocahontas Tanning Company was incorporated in 1902 More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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A tintype from the early 1900s is a portrait of an unidentified woman with a young boy. They are possibly members of the John Watson and Lizzie Sharp Dilley family. Photo courtesy of Robert C. Crane, ID: PHP002216 More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Students at the Cherry Grove School, date unknown. Cherry Grove School was located on Back Mountain, two miles north of the Hosterman Road intersection. Teachers at the school over the years were Lee Wooddell, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Members of the James B. and Rosella Phillips Family making apple butter at their farm on Buffalo Mountain, on the North Fork of Deer Creek near Arbovale, W.Va. Photo courtesy of Becky Sheets O-Brien, ID: PHP001418 Preserving More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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Portrait of Margaret Clarissa Sutton Arbogast, wife of Adam Arbogast for whose family Arbovale was named. The portrait was taken by Nestor Studios of Elkins, W.Va. She is pictured here at about 75 years of age. More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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An unidentified small child stands on the running board of a car in front of the Stulting House, birthplace of Pearl S. Buck, in Hillsboro, W.Va. Photo courtesy of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, ID: PSB000166 Access More...

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