Preserving Pocahontas

Pocahontas Times Editor Jane Price Sharp at the typewriter preparing the weekly newspaper for publication following the 1985 flood. The photograph was taken at the home of Bill and Denise McNeel on Jerico Road. In 2004 Sharp’s grandson, Russell Jessee, talked with me about the significance of this photograph. “You had 150 year old technology right More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

The Meritorious Service Award Certificate issued to William Sherman Beard, of Hillsboro, on November 16, 1945. The certificate reads: For Meritorious Service, The Commanding General, Army Air Forces, extends the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Ruth Sharp at Glade’s Building Supply came across this photograph taken, presumably, in Marlinton. It shows the back of a large two-story brick building with prominent architectural features. Building materials More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Edna Good May was born in Marlinton September 23, 1907. Her parents, Ransom Cassidy and Myrtle Good May, had moved from Staunton, Virginia, to Marlinton in February when he became the bookkeeper for the C&O More...

Jane Price Sharp, the late Editor of The Pocahontas Times, as we remember her. This picture was taken in the 1980s by acclaimed local photographer Doug Chadwick, of Hillsboro.

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at pocahontaspreservation.org or preservingpocahon tas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontaspreservation.org Prints of photographs are available.
By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

In Memory of Jane Price Sharp 1919 – 2015 Jane Price Sharp, the late Editor of The Pocahontas Times, as we remember her. This picture was taken in the 1980s by acclaimed local photographer Doug Chadwick, of More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Members of the Greenbrier Valley Press Association photographed during their meeting in Alderson, W.Va. in 1907 or 1908. Seated front, left to right: Calvin W. Price, The Pocahontas Times; William B. Blake, Sr., More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Top of Allegheny Church on the Staunton Parkersburg Pike near Bartow, W.Va. This photo shows a view of the church and grounds with horses, buggies, people – probably gathered for all-day service with dinner More...