100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 15, 1917 Judge Dice came here last Thursday and held a special term of court. An application for a change of venue to some other county was asked in the case of the...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, March 1, 1917 The country is going through the hysterical part of the war now. The Pacific element is speaking and the newspapers are warring on them, not heeding that such publicity is the...

Growing up in Marlinton in the early 1900s

Stimulating sales in my father’s store Stanley M. Klein   There were not many ways to stimulate business in the small town where Father had his dry goods store. An occasional full page ad in The Pocahontas...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, February 22, 1917 A fog in February means a frost in May. This rule holds good as we never remember a February without a fog, and but one May without a frost. Another proverb...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, March 8, 1917 As the late Governor Hatfield left his office he extended the executive clemency to some sixty odd unfortunate persons. The list includes the pardon of Max Curry, sentenced in this county...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, January 25, 1917 A big tide in the Greenbrier river Monday. - - - At the annual meeting of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department last Monday night, J. A. Sydenstricker was recommended to the Town Council...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, August 9, 1917 A veteran was telling his kid brother not to expect army life to be all pies and fritters – that it took a real man to have the markings of a...

100 Years Ago

Thursday, December 28, 1916 Billy Sunday ought to come to West Virginia and get some people to hit the sawdust trail. She is not dry by a d——d sight. - - - The population of the jail...