Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

Preserving Pocahontas

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Pres. Poca

Owners J. Hamed and his brother, standing in front of J. Hamed and Brother General Store on Main Street in Marlinton, W.Va. in 1912. A large sign over the entrance announces the “greatest money and reducing sale ever held in Marliton.” Try to find two other misspelled words on the hand-painted sign. You’ll spot two signs advertising Selz Shoes, from Chicago, and their logo “Make Your Feet Glad.” Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000874


Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive Project contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs from the archives are available.

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