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Brother and sister Ted Bright (b. 1919) and Nellie Bright (b. 1916) feeding chickens at the Bright homeplace on the Greenbrier River in Riverside, north of Marlinton. Their parents were Harvey K. and Lena Sharp Bright. Houses on Greenbrier Hill can be seen in the background. Courtesy of Ellen Doyle, ID: PHP002303

PHOTO ID UPDATE: We have a clue about the Unknown Brick Building photo contributed by Ruth Sharp that ran in The Pocahontas Times October 22, 2015. Charles Oberly, of Ohio, called in and suggested that it might be the Power House at the old Tannery in Marlinton. He also thinks that the small building in the picture may be a hide shack. Maybe this will spark a memory! Please call B.J. at 304-799-3989 if you can help verify this.

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

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