Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 3, 1967 Killed in Action Specialist Four Louis D. Wilmoth, 21, of Frank, was killed Tuesday, July 25, 1967, in combat in Viet Nam... He was the only son of Claude and Radie Bennett...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 6, 1968 Last Friday, four canoes and a kayak carried a National Geographic expedition of ten men down the Greenbrier, starting from Marlinton about 8:30. The group was from Ohio and Washington. Green Bank...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 14, 1968 Killed in Action Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Rider received word that their son, Sp4 Samuel Dewey Rider, Jr. was killed in a combat operation at Cua Lai in Viet Nam Sunday, March...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 23, 1967 Flood Scare We were working too hard getting last week’s paper out on Wednesday to make any last minute mention of it, but Marlinton was on the move after a report came...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 27, 1967 Seventy carloads of pulpwood were shipped from the Marlinton Pulpyard in June, the biggest month yet. This represents about $10,000 worth of pulpwood. Dedication Pocahontas Day at Buckskin Council Scout Reseration last Thursday...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, September 16, 1965 Ground was broken Monday for a new Southern States store building next to the railroad above Richardson’s warehouse. Jack Brown is the contractor. Rain came in abundance over the weekend. Z. S....

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 16, 1967 Flood Marlinton was pretty much in a state of shock at the realization that we had had a flood such as you read about and it is almost impossible to realize...

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, May 12, 1965 Temperatures dropped to 20 Tuesday morning with a little snow flying Monday night. Sunday it was close to 80. Bear Farmers over Elk have been plagued by bear and last year at least...