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Fifty Years Ago

Additional articles from Thursday, December 19, 1968 Obituary of a Wise Old Buck Old Crooked Foot of Crooked Fork, born sometime before 1959, died peaceably December 5, 1968, between the two old grades near the Rock Low...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, December 19, 1968 Killed in Action Sergeant John Ray “Chipper” Williams, of the United States Army, died of wounds received in combat action on Friday, November 29, 1968, in Viet Nam. He would have been...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, December 12, 1968 Killed in Action Word was received last Friday that Sergeant John Ray “Chipper” Williams had been wounded and died in hostile action in Viet Nam. The body will be returned to Marlinton...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, December 5, 1968 Missing in Action Mrs. D. W. Williams was notified Tuesday morning that her son, John Ray “Chipper” Williams, has been missing near Da Nang, Viet Nam, since Thanksgiving Day. Remember Our Flag Pearl Harbor...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 27, 1968 Eldridge McComb cut a white oak in Burr’s Valley last week, and the rings showed the tree to be over 200 years old. The interesting part, though, was that the top...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 21, 1968 BEAR Richwood News Leader Editor Bronson McClung tells of Ed Buck’s encounter with a bear in Pocahontas while he was bow hunting recently. Mr. Buck, a well-known naturalist, is the father of...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 14, 1968 About four inches of soft wet snow Saturday, and then a heavy blanket Monday night from a southeastern storm. About a foot with drifting winds closed schools for two days. Only...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, November 7, 1968 A big pheasant flew through the glass in the front door at the home of Mrs. Nola Rose at 807 Tenth Avenue, Sunday. Her son, Tommy, was just ready to go...