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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Preserving Pocahontas

Flanked by a log landing and loaded rail cars, this log loader is hard at work on the North Fork of Deer Creek near Arbovale. The two workers are unidentified. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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Three women in dresses and fancy hats are fishing on Knapps Creek near Marlinton in 1904. Photograph was taken by Norman R. Price. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection, ID:PHS007002 Access the “Preserving More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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The swimming pool with bathhouse was the last major project completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Watoga State Park. This photo was taken in 1948. Photo Courtesy of Mark Mengele, ID:PHP000371 Access More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Western Maryland Engine #773 and one lone car rest on the tracks at Spruce, W.Va. in 1945. The once-thriving lumber town would soon be abandoned. This photograph was taken by Ruth Blackhurst who was teaching at More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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This week’s column is dedicated to my mother, who passed away on February 5 and whose obituary appears on page five of this week’s edition of The Pocahontas Times. The photo on the left shows Mary Jo Pierson More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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Composite of students at Campbelltown Elementary School, Grades 1, 2 and 3, School Year 1950-51. Pictured, left to right, from the top: Teacher Glenna Hayes, Curtis Biggs, Paula McNellan, Lynn Triplett, Marian More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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A new ambulance at the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department is being being shown off here by (left to right) Fire Chief Fred C. Burns, Jr., Bill McNeel (inside) and Marlinton Mayor Guy Fultz. Take a peek through More...