Preserving Pocahontas

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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. Left to right: George Taylor, Rosco Brown, Clinton Akers, Frank Ashford, Scott Durnell and Jim Sutton. Courtesy of Maxie Gum, ID: PHP000771 Access More...

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

Preserving Pocahontas

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

Preserving Pocahontas

  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

Preserving Pocahontas

    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

Preserving Pocahontas

  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...

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

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A.W. Moore’s Diary This handwritten page from A.W. Moore’s Diary describes winter weather on his farm from January 13 to April 6, 1856. Andrew Washington Moore was the grandson of the Pioneer, Moses Moore, More...

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

Preserving Pocahontas

        The Dunmore Grade School was built in the early part of 1900 on land given for the two-room school by Mr. Harry Moore. The first hot lunches were prepared in a building across the road. More...