Preserving Pocahontas

The swimming pool with bathhouse was the last major project completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Watoga State Park. This photo was taken in 1948. Photo Courtesy of Mark Mengele, ID:PHP000371 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preserv ingpocahontas.org If you have historical More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Friday, March 4th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

A portrait of Jacob Beard and Blanche Harper, whose wedding is described in this announcement from The Pocahontas Times: “Jacob W. Beard and Miss Blanche Harper were married Wednesday, June 30, 1903, at the residence More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Western Maryland Engine #773 and one lone car rest on the tracks at Spruce, W.Va. in 1945. The once-thriving lumber town would soon be abandoned. This photograph was taken by Ruth Blackhurst who was teaching at More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

This week’s column is dedicated to my mother, who passed away on February 5 and whose obituary appears on page five of this week’s edition of The Pocahontas Times. The photo on the left shows Mary Jo Pierson More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Composite of students at Campbelltown Elementary School, Grades 1, 2 and 3, School Year 1950-51. Pictured, left to right, from the top: Teacher Glenna Hayes, Curtis Biggs, Paula McNellan, Lynn Triplett, Marian More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

A new ambulance at the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department is being being shown off here by (left to right) Fire Chief Fred C. Burns, Jr., Bill McNeel (inside) and Marlinton Mayor Guy Fultz. Take a peek through More...

By BJ. Gudmundsson On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Preserving Pocahontas

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nottingham with their children, Neal, Gaynelle and Goldie, of Boyer, W.Va. around 1910. Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection ID:PHS000870 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” More...

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