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Sydenstricker Family Portrait – circa 1890 Presbyterian missionaries Rev. Absalom Sydenstricker and his wife, Caroline Stulting Sydenstricker, pictured here with three of their children, Edward, Arthur and Edith, in China. Arthur and Edith died of cholera in 1890, within one month of each other. Their daughter, Pearl, would be born in Hillsboro, More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Aretos Arbogast and Young Timbering Crew Aretos Phelps Arbogast is pictured here with his young timbering crew in northern Pocahontas County, circa 1906. Left to right: Aretos Phelps Arbogast, Lelan Arbogast, Lawrence More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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PCHS Queen’s Court – 1972 Homecoming Queen and her court at Pocahontas County High School Homecoming in 1972. Seated: Escort Kenny Kellison and Queen June Starks. Standing l-r: Sophomores, Mark Mitchell More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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Basil Clair Sharp was born in Frost, W.Va. on June 28, 1914, the son of Ernest Gilmer and Mary Jordan Sharp. He was a graduate of Marlinton High School and Davis & Elkins College. He and his wife, Jane Price, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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This beautiful aerial view in northern Pocahontas County shows the town of Frank and the Pocahontas Tanning Company. Commonly known as the Durbin Tannery, the Pocahontas Tanning Company was incorporated in 1902 More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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A tintype from the early 1900s is a portrait of an unidentified woman with a young boy. They are possibly members of the John Watson and Lizzie Sharp Dilley family. Photo courtesy of Robert C. Crane, ID: PHP002216 More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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Panoramic view of Camp Watoga, Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1525. The white stones in front of the flagpole at the left are arranged to spell out the name of the camp. Mr. Sid Neese was Superintendent of More...