Preserving Pocahontas

This portrait of an elderly woman belonged to Pearl Carter Ward and is possibly a member of her family. The photo was taken by Cal Gay at his portrait studio in Marlinton, probably between 1910 and 1920. Please call with any information about the photograph. Pearl Carter Collection, ID: PHP001679 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

This World War I photograph shows Leslie Vaughn Sharp seated in the center with his comrades David Edwards and Rush Ulery behind him. Born in Frost, W.Va., November 4, 1893, he was the son of Rev. Oscar Butcher More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

A splendid photograph of the boardwalk on Ninth Street leading to the Pocahontas County Courthouse shortly after construction was completed in 1895. The Romanesque Revival style building is located on a full city More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

This unidentified photograph shows a wedding party assembled on a large boulder. If you look right of center you can see the groom placing a ring on his bride’s finger. Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

This panoramic photo of the 1925 Pocahontas County Fair held August 17 – 21 is one of many taken by local photographer Cal Gay. The Pocahontas County Horse show at Hillsboro, the Pocahontas Cattle Association More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Joseph E. McLaughlin was born August 19, 1892 near Dunmore, the son of William Robert and Mary Lydia Virginia Rusmisell McLaughlin. He enlisted in the Army at Akron, Ohio on April 28, 1918. His military record More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Preserving Pocahontas

Agnes Price, Fannie Golden and Nell McLaughlin seated by the wooden sidewalk at the corner of the Marlinton Grade School playground in 1912. Children are seen playing ball and the old Methodist Church is visible More...