Preserving Pocahontas

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 the Spruce School. It shows a wonderful example of the company houses, many of which were still occupied at that time. Courtesy of Becky O’Brien, More...

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

Preserving Pocahontas

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...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Composite of students at Campbelltown Elementary School, Grades 1, 2 and 3, School Year 1950-51. Pictured, left to right, from the top: Teacher Glenna Hayes, Curtis Biggs, Paula McNellan, Lynn Triplett, Marian More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

A new ambulance at the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department is being being shown off here by (left to right) Fire Chief Fred C. Burns, Jr., Bill McNeel (inside) and Marlinton Mayor Guy Fultz. Take a peek through More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nottingham with their children, Neal, Gaynelle and Goldie, of Boyer, W.Va. around 1910. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection ID:PHS000870 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Carter and Kincaid children with Marlinton Grade School in the background. Standing, left to right. Ora Lee Kincaid, Georgia Pearl Carter, Hester Kincaid. Seated, left to right: Harry Kincaid, Clark Carter. Parents More...

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

Preserving Pocahontas

Zachariah Swink with his wife, Rachel Cassell Swink. Mr. Swink was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, November 3, 1835. His family moved to the Pocahontas area around 1850. He enlisted in the Confederate Army More...