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Names of Pocahontas County residents were listed on the Honor Roll as they entered active military duty during World War II. The large billboard stood at the corner of Eighth Street and Third Avenue in Marlinton, where the old French’s Diner now stands. The names were painted on by Curtis McCoy who added stars to those who died in service. The Honor More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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                      The Marlinton High School Band marches up Court Street for the send off of World War II Inductees. The Band Director, Miss Edith May, More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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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 More...

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...