Preserving Pocahontas

This little photograph is one that I would classify as a treasure! The picture was taken in Stony Bottom, possibly as early as 1890. The occasion for the gathering is a Church Reunion and Baptism. Two people are identified, both standing in the left half of the photo. The lady in the dark blouse with hands folded is Hannah Barnett Townsend. The small More...

by BJ. Gudmundsson | Published 7 months ago
Students attending A. M. Byrd’s school in Marlinton, W.Va. The school was located in a building built in 1892 by The Bank of Pocahontas, but not used by the bank. The building was located on the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street where the present day First Citizens Bank building is now located. A. M. Byrd was from Warm Springs, Va. He established a graded school in September 1892. The following year he changed it to a military school for boys, the Pocahontas Military Academy. There is no evidence the military school lasted more than a year. The building was then used as a drug store run by Emory H. Smith, W. B. Rickett and Dr. N.R. Price.  In 1899 The Pocahontas Bank was chartered and opened in this building on November 22. The building burned on November 5, 1902. Photo courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID PHS004505

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By Suzanne Stewart On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

A. M. Byrd Grade School, Marlinton – ca. 1892

Students attending A. M. Byrd’s school in Marlinton, W.Va. The school was located in a building built in 1892 by The Bank of Pocahontas, but not used by the bank. The building was located on the corner of Second More...

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

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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 More...

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

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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

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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

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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...