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  Smoke billows over the landscape as Shay No. 1 and Shay No. 4 haul cars of passengers to Whittaker Station on the Cass Scenic Railroad. The State Park opened in 1963, West Virginia’s Centennial Year. On September 1, the day that this photograph was taken, the trains carried 1,455 paid riders. Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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This double wedding took place on New Year’s Day 1913 near Arbovale, W.Va. Back row: Rev. and Mrs. Henderson. Front row, left to right: Charles Gum, Flora Gillispie, Clyde Gillispie-groom, Laura Ervin-bride, More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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This great photograph from the Pocahontas County Fair in the 1920s comes from Maxie Gum, of Green Bank. It pictures six musicians playing banjos and fiddles under a tree at the Fairgrounds near Marlinton, W.Va. More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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The photograph of Camp Black Mountain, F-15, Marlinton, W.Va. was probably taken shortly after its construction in 1935. This Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was home to the 2589th Company and was located on Williams More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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  Owners J. Hamed and his brother, standing in front of J. Hamed and Brother General Store on Main Street in Marlinton, W.Va. in 1912. A large sign over the entrance announces the “greatest money and reducing More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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    Marian Tracy Bittle sent in this photograph along with the following description: Photo was taken outside the Brush Run Church in upper Pocahontas Co. during a Reunion of the seven living children More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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  The Big Flats (Edray) Extension Homemakers Club is seen here in about 1968. Front row l-r: Hulda Friel, Eula Friel, Flossie Campbell, Virgie Friel. Back row l-r: Flossie Beverage, Betty Rae Weiford – More...