Preserving Pocahontas

Mary White Simmons poses in period dress on the stairway at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in 1974. The wife of Houston Simmons, Mary White was a member of the Marlinton Woman’s Club which was active in the restoration and opening of The Stulting House in Hillsboro where award-winning author Pearl S. Buck was born in 1892. Photo courtesy of Pearl S. More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Bank of Marlinton warranty certificate for the purchase of a #3 Yale Time Lock for the vault in the new bank building. Certificate was signed on May 24, 1899 by Henry C. Taylor for The Yale & Towne Manufacturing More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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Three women in dresses and fancy hats are fishing on Knapps Creek near Marlinton in 1904. Photograph was taken by Norman R. Price. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection, ID:PHS007002 Access the “Preserving More...

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

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The swimming pool with bathhouse was the last major project completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Watoga State Park. This photo was taken in 1948. Photo Courtesy of Mark Mengele, ID:PHP000371 Access More...

By Pocahontas Times On Friday, March 4th, 2016

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A portrait of Jacob Beard and Blanche Harper, whose wedding is described in this announcement from The Pocahontas Times: “Jacob W. Beard and Miss Blanche Harper were married Wednesday, June 30, 1903, at the residence More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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Western Maryland Engine #773 and one lone car rest on the tracks at Spruce, W.Va. in 1945. The once-thriving lumber town would soon be abandoned. This photograph was taken by Ruth Blackhurst who was teaching at More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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This week’s column is dedicated to my mother, who passed away on February 5 and whose obituary appears on page five of this week’s edition of The Pocahontas Times. The photo on the left shows Mary Jo Pierson More...