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Robert Lee McComb, Jr. was born in Marlinton November 24, 1948, the son of Robert L. and Nadine Eddy McComb. A graduate of Marlinton High School, he entered the U. S. Air Force on March 4, 1969, completing his basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He completed the helicopter pilot course at Fort Wolters, Texas, and would have completed advanced flight More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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Allen “Farmer” Blackhurst, pictured at right in the black hat, pouring molten metal in the Mower Lumber Company shop at Cass, W.Va. The other workers are unidentified. Photograph was probably taken around 1930. More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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A portrait of the Edwin Lee Carter Family from the Pearl Carter Ward Collection. Left to right: Helen Carter, Ruth Carter, Eddie Carter and Robert Carter. Edwin Carter was the second son born of Lloyd Burton More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps are lined up for inspection at Camp Seebert during a retreat in August 1935. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS003043 Access the “Preserving More...

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

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Mary White Simmons poses in period dress on the stairway at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in 1974. The wife of Houston Simmons, Mary White was a member of the Marlinton Woman’s Club which was active in the restoration More...

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

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Bank of Marlinton warranty certificate for the purchase of a #3 Yale Time Lock for the vault in the new bank building. Certificate was signed on May 24, 1899 by Henry C. Taylor for The Yale & Towne Manufacturing More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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Three women in dresses and fancy hats are fishing on Knapps Creek near Marlinton in 1904. Photograph was taken by Norman R. Price. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection, ID:PHS007002 Access the “Preserving More...

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