100-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 7, 1914 Thursday was flood day. The river and creek got out of the banks but did but little damage. School was closed for the day. A wreck at Anthony caused trains 142 and 143 to be annulled. Two car loads of hides went into the river. The railroad bridge at Winterburn was damaged. The Price Run was the highest ever known, and Stony More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, December 31, 1914 The postoffice at Marlinton handled 444 bags of mail matter during the week ending December 26th. This was the Christmas mail, considered an emergency in the postal affairs. In addition More...

By Pocahontas Times On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, December 24, 1914 Over thirty thousand pounds of turkeys and other poultry were shipped from the Marlinton express office last week. The shipments were heavy every day in the week, and on Thursday, Friday More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, December 17, 1914 A big mercantile house in Philadelphia went into the hands of a receiver some days since, who, after going over the books and making a study of the firm’s business methods, made the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, December 10, 1914 J. H. Smith shot and seriously wounded a man named Joe Beef at Thornwood Saturday night. Beef was in Smith’s pool room and was drunk and disorderly. Smith tried to get him out and More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, December 3, 1914 The fact that corporal punishment is discouraged in some public schools is what led Harry’s teacher to address this note to the lad’s mother: “I regret very much to have to inform More...

By Pocahontas Times On Friday, November 28th, 2014

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, November 26, 1914   The fire alarm sounded early Friday morning, the furnace house in the rear of C. A. Yeager’s residence having caught from kindling piled too near the furnace. All the fire companies More...