Preserving Pocahontas

Students and teacher in front of the Brownsburg School in the 1930s. The teacher is possibly Mrs. Ida Sue Choice. This school building, located three miles northeast of Marlinton, was in use by the 1880s and was originally named McDowell. The name was changed to Brownsburg School in 1907. Records indicate that there were two schools in Brownsburg More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Forester Jim Martin poses beside a large red oak log in this photograph taken December 7, 1979 at the Burruss Lumber Company sawmill at Stillwell near Marlinton. The tree had been cut October 28 by logging crew More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Three small children are seen standing on the wooden sidewalk in front of the Commercial Hotel in Durbin. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID PHS000471 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

A color portrait of brothers Clark and Robert “Bob” McCutcheon, of Green Bank, shortly after enlisting during World War II. Photo courtesy of Becky O’Brien, ID: PHP001397 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Pocahontas Times Editor Jane Price Sharp at the typewriter preparing the weekly newspaper for publication following the 1985 flood. The photograph was taken at the home of Bill and Denise McNeel on Jerico Road. More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

The Meritorious Service Award Certificate issued to William Sherman Beard, of Hillsboro, on November 16, 1945. The certificate reads: For Meritorious Service, The Commanding General, Army Air Forces, extends the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Ruth Sharp at Glade’s Building Supply came across this photograph taken, presumably, in Marlinton. It shows the back of a large two-story brick building with prominent architectural features. Building materials More...