BJ. Gudmundsson

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Unknown Christmas Party – circa 1960 This photograph of a Christmas party was taken in Pocahontas County in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Some of the adult women and many girls are wearing Girl Scout uniforms. More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Sydenstricker Family Portrait – circa 1890 Presbyterian missionaries Rev. Absalom Sydenstricker and his wife, Caroline Stulting Sydenstricker, pictured here with three of their children, Edward, Arthur and Edith, More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Aretos Arbogast and Young Timbering Crew Aretos Phelps Arbogast is pictured here with his young timbering crew in northern Pocahontas County, circa 1906. Left to right: Aretos Phelps Arbogast, Lelan Arbogast, Lawrence More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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PCHS Queen’s Court – 1972 Homecoming Queen and her court at Pocahontas County High School Homecoming in 1972. Seated: Escort Kenny Kellison and Queen June Starks. Standing l-r: Sophomores, Mark Mitchell More...

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...