100-Years-Ago

Thursday, July 23, 1914 A petition has been forwarded to the department asking that the post office at Academy change its name to Hillsboro. Hillsboro has always been the local name. When the post office was first established it could not take its own name on account of a Hillsboro in Louden county, but since the formation of West Virginia the name More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, July 16, 1914   Cows now walk by night and use the electric lights to pick and choose the choicest vegetables. The gardeners have become light sleepers and are practicing bouncing stones off of the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, July 9, 1914   S. R. Hogsett was in town Monday, and had with him a rattlesnake over four feet long, which he had captured near his home. Sheriff Cochran brought in two Italians from Elk, charged More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, July 2, 1914   One of Kelley’s hoboes said that a certain one of the lieutenants, who was a southerner, had told him all along the weary way from the Pacific ocean to wait until he got South and More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, June 25, 1914   Two great laws go into effect next Tuesday night at midnight. The cows are to be penned up at night and the State goes dry. The law is very plain that it is an indictable offense to More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, June 18, 1914   Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dennsion, of Denmar, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Matthews, of Evansville, Indiana, have returned to Denmar from a tour in the east in a new Hudson “Six’ recently More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, June 11, 1914   A newspaper account says that a member of a hung jury in one of the courts of Michigan, was penned up with eleven smokers and that they literally smoked him to death. He was taken More...