100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 22, 1917 A fog in February means a frost in May. This rule holds good as we never remember a February without a fog, and but one May without a frost. Another proverb is that a rain in February is worth as much as manure. A dark and gloomy February means a good season. The ancients said that Jupiter, the god of lightning, fertilized More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 15, 1917 Judge Dice came here last Thursday and held a special term of court. An application for a change of venue to some other county was asked in the case of the State vs O. A. Howard and More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 8, 1917 W. J. Jackson, rural mail carrier out of Marlinton, had an eggstrordinary experience the other day. His schedule, which is as regular as a clock, has a part of it feeding his horse at More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 1, 1917 A bill aimed to stop the importation of intoxicating liquor into the State was introduced in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. The bill would make it a misdemeanor for any More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 25, 1917 A big tide in the Greenbrier river Monday. – – – At the annual meeting of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department last Monday night, J. A. Sydenstricker was recommended More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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 More...

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...