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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, had three children, Basil Price, John Calvin and Jane Rutledge. He was a coach and teacher at Hillsboro High School for four years before More...

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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...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

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Portrait of Jane Stobo Price, the daughter of Calvin Wells and Mabel Milligan Price. Jane Price was born in Marlinton on October 14, 1919. She married Basil Clair Sharp, who was killed during World War II. Together More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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Students at the Cherry Grove School, date unknown. Cherry Grove School was located on Back Mountain, two miles north of the Hosterman Road intersection. Teachers at the school over the years were Lee Wooddell, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Members of the James B. and Rosella Phillips Family making apple butter at their farm on Buffalo Mountain, on the North Fork of Deer Creek near Arbovale, W.Va. Photo courtesy of Becky Sheets O-Brien, ID: PHP001418 Preserving More...