Preserving Pocahontas

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The Polar Axis Shaft for the 140-foot telescope at Green Bank arrives at Bartow for offloading in September of 1959. The telescope was completed in the spring of 1965 and was the largest equatorially mounted telescope in the world. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection, ID: PHS002748 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Students and teacher at the Alderney School. This school was located on Back Mountain Road at the intersection of the Brush Country Road and the Edray-Clover Lick Road. It opened about 1903 and was closed by 1928. More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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A group of upper grade students at Green Bank Academy in 1905-06. The teacher was Professor Swank – seen standing in the rear. Back row standing, left to right: Mae Little, Mary Hannah, Myrtle Little, Meno Gladwell, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Huntersville Tradition Days is going on this weekend and Preserving Pocahontas will be there on Saturday with the Word War II Photo Exhibit. Eleven new group photos of inductees at the courthouse have been added More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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I was up in Bartow this week to walk around the late Jessie Powell’s property at Travellers’ Repose. As most of you know, the place is going up for auction this weekend and the future of yet another county historic More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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  A hunting party poses with family, friends and three white-tailed deer at an unknown location in Pocahontas County. If you can identify any of the people in this photo, please contact B. J. Gudmundson at More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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Cattle are grazing on Crooked Fork (of Old Field Fork) of Elk River near Slaty Fork. The stereogram was created around 1915 by local photographer Harvey Bright. A stereogram is a pair of two-dimensional panels More...