Preservation News

Huntersville Tradition Days is going on this weekend and Preserving Pocahontas will be there on Saturday with the Word War II Photo Exhibit. Eleven new group photos of inductees at the courthouse have been added this year and we’re still making progress at identifying these servicemen. The exhibit will be located under the big tent on the grounds More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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I was up in Bartow this week to walk around the late Jessie Powell’s property at Travellers’ Repose. As most of you know, the place is going up for auction this weekend and the future of yet another county historic More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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  A hunting party poses with family, friends and three white-tailed deer at an unknown location in Pocahontas County. If you can identify any of the people in this photo, please contact B. J. Gudmundson at More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

Cattle are grazing on Crooked Fork (of Old Field Fork) of Elk River near Slaty Fork. The stereogram was created around 1915 by local photographer Harvey Bright. A stereogram is a pair of two-dimensional panels More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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  Pocahontas County men called into service during World War II are photographed by Cal Gay on their reporting day at the Pocahontas County Courthouse on December 29, 1942. This photo belonged to Elton Wade, More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

Two Pocahontas County School Buses parked on the football field behind Marlinton High School in the early 1940s. Pocahontas County Historical Society Collection, ID: PHS002520 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” More...

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By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

  Travellers’ Repose in Bartow, pictured on this postcard from the early 1900s, is located on the old stage turnpike midway between Staunton, Virginia, and Parkersburg, West Virginia. The “famous old hostelry” More...