100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 18, 1917 This peace talk has about exhausted us. Germany’s proposal of peace has been likened to the man who put an advertisement in the paper: “If Jack Robinson, the husband of the woman I eloped with six months ago, will take her back, all will be forgiven.” – – – Along in the sixties it was so hard to keep More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 1, 1917 Officials unearthed over a thousand gallons of different kinds of booze on premises near Stuarts Draft, Virginia. It looks like someone had been preparing for a long dry spell. – More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 4, 1917 The Cincinnati Post says that the Cherry River Boom & Lumber Company has let a contract for the construction of fifteen miles of railroad from Camden on the Gauley to Williams River. More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

100 Years Ago

Thursday, December 28, 1916 Billy Sunday ought to come to West Virginia and get some people to hit the sawdust trail. She is not dry by a d——d sight. – – – The population of the jail was increased More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

100 Years Ago

Thursday, December 21, 1916 Ezra Haskins, constable of a New England village, had an exalted opinion of his ability as a detective. He read everything he could find on the career of Sherlock Holmes, until he imagined More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

100 Years Ago

Thursday, December 14, 1916 CAUGHT A SNAKE The last snake of the season was caught at the mouth of Beaver Creek December 8, by Arthur Long, 12 years old. It was a copperhead, 40 inches long, and the boy found him More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

100 Years Ago

Thursday, December 1, 1916 GREENBANK The election passed off quietly; no trouble anywhere only somebody got beat but no one got a black eye. The Presbyterian ladies realized a nice sum from their dinner and supper More...