Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, May 25, 1967 Scenic Highway A wide ribbon through the Endless Mountains – a drive to refresh one’s spirits. I look forward to that drive from Cranberry over Black Mountain to Williams River, then to...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, February 23, 1967 We had extremely high winds last Wednesday night, blowing off roofs, etc. Reports had it as high as 60 to 80 miles an hour, but the instruments at Green Bank were...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 8, 1967 Pioneer Days Pioneer Days will be celebrated in Pocahontas County July 14, 15, and 16 with such special activities as a muzzleloading rifle shooting contest, horse drawn equipment parade, yoke of oxen,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 27, 1967 Mrs. Wayne Bailey took two of her French students, Michael Sheets and Darlene Sharp, to Bluefield Saturday where they took the National French Test at Bluefield High School. This is the...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 1, 1967 Fred Trainer, at the French Creek Game Farm, has too many bears. He wants to trade some to another state or give them to a zoo. He needs a male otter. -...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, June 22, 1967 Science Camp The Fifth Annual National Youth Science Camp begins this Sunday at Camp Pocahontas, with formal opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Governor Hulett Smith will extend the State’s welcome...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, June 15, 1967 Fires A terrible blow was dealt to the school system of Pocahontas County as fire struck the Board of Education office and Junior High building Monday at 4:50 p.m. This fire was...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 24, 1967 Jeryl Duncan, of Buckeye, killed a snake in their garden; he took it to his neighbor, Ellsworth Buck, and he and his father, Ed Buck, verified it as a big fat...