100-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 24, 1916 LEAP YEAR Leap year or Bissextile year is now being endured. Formerly instead of having a February 29th, they made February 24th to be forty-eight hours long every fourth year and that took care of the intercalary day that is necessary to keep Christmas from coming on the fourth of July. It was the sixth day before the calends, More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 17, 1916 The Germans have admitted their fault in the war-like act against the Lusitania and America has followed the maxim of Napoleon that where firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary. More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 10, 1916 We have had a cold, damp, moist, unpleasant winter and it has just about got our goat. Change of weather is the discourse of fools, says the old proverb, but we have had such a horrible More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, February 3, 1916 Prohibition is thinning out the crowd in the penitentiary. There may be bats in the belfry of that famous institution yet. – – – Unless the faithful roosters crow, The More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 27, 1916 BLACK BASS OF POCAHONTAS COUNTY Andrew Price Those who have endeavored to gain information about the most noted American game-fish, the black bass, from the ordinary books of reference More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 20, 1916 Reed Gay was in town Tuesday with as fine a forty pound wild cat as anyone would wish to see. He had killed it on Red Lick Mountain near his home. It was as large as a big dog. For a number More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

100-Years-Ago

Thursday, January 13, 1916 Quite an animated marriage scene was in evidence at Inframonte Cottage, Wednesday, 5th of January, 1916, at 7 p.m. when Henry H. Saddler and Miss Grace Alice Syms were joined in holy matrimony More...