Preserving Pocahontas

“Hotel Eureka” is front and center on this picturesque postcard of Front Street in Durbin during the early 1900s. The hotel housed a restaurant and sold general merchandise. To the right is the Durbin Drug Company. The brick building in the center of the street is the Durbin Bank. Courtesy of Dollie Varner, Churchville, Virginia, ID: PHP002401 Access More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

The Bratton House on Tenth Avenue in Marlinton was built 1890-1900. It was the home of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bratton and their children, Mary Frances, Virginia Guy, Sue McKee and Robert Andrew. Servant quarters More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Large group attending a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Workshop at the NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) in Green Bank, W.Va. Fifty-one people are pictured in the photograph. Among the More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

A group of men and young boys pose with a wrecked log loader on the track at Watoga in 1909. Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS000821 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Friday, March 13th, 2015

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A large crowd of parishioners gathered at the newly constructed Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro. Still in use today, the church was dedicated in 1911. Courtesy of Sherman Beard, ID: PHP001437 Access More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Dr. John M. Cunningham was born on May 31, 1868 in Rockingham County, Virginia, to William Alfred and Elizabeth Koogler Cunningham. He came to Marlinton to practice medicine in 1891. In 1892 he married Eula Yeager, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Panoramic photo of students and teachers in front of Green Bank District High School at Green Bank, W.Va. Photograph taken by Cal Gay on May 18, 1921. Courtesy of Becky O’Brien, ID: PHP001428 Access the “Preserving More...