Preserving Pocahontas

Marlinton Main Street Replacement – 1960 A color slide shows us the steady progress of replacing the roadway through Main Street Marlinton in 1960. Articles in The Pocahontas Times helped to piece together this massive improvement project in the town. In January 1959 it was announced that the State Road Commission would replace the bridge over More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

Harpers on Knapps Creek – circa 1915 Preston and Frank Harper are seated on a fence on the Harper family farm north of Minnehaha Springs. Knapps Creek has overflowed its banks in the background. Photo courtesy More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

Log Train Stereo View – circa 1906 A stereograph, produced by local photographer Harvey Bright, shows a steam engine pulling flat cars of logs on the track between Clawson and August. August was located about More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

George Douglas “G. D.” McNeill – circa. 1956 George Douglas “G. D” McNeill is pictured on his farm in Buckeye where he was born on May 22, 1877. He received his early education at the one room school in More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

Wagonloads of Lumber in Marlinton Three men and a dog with two horse-drawn wagonloads of lumber beside the railroad track in Marlinton. C.J. Richardson Hardware and Furniture is in the background. Also visible is More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

Tomb Lumber Co. Store, Watoga – circa 1910 The Tomb Lumber Company Store at Watoga is the backdrop for a large group of workers and townspeople gathered for a photograph in the early 1900s. A sign on the storefront More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Preserving Pocahontas

Camp Thornwood – Winter 1935 An aerial photograph of Camp Thornwood taken in the winter of 1935. This Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was established in May 1933 on the East Fork of the Greenbrier River at the More...