Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 6, 1967 FIRES The Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department had a big day Friday, in fact, Fire Chief Fred Burns, Jr. says the last three months with 15 fires and the flood have been the...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 20, 1967 GOLDEN HORSESHOE The county winners in the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe test are: Richard Wilmore, Durbin; Charles Cover, Durbin; David Horne, Green Bank; George Scott, Green Bank; Shirley Tibbs, Marlinton... These students...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 30, 1967 The Marlinton Woman’s Club will celebrate the Golden Anniversary of its becoming a federated club Saturday afternoon, April 1, with an open house at the Pocahontas County Historical Museum. Belated Thanks In expressing...

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, June 29, 1967 Pioneer Days General excitement is beginning to generate for the Pioneer Days Celebration. Dig out your Centennial clothes and come to town. The focal point will be a fathering of artists and craftsmen...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 31, 1967 A helicopter from Fort Lee, Virginia, attracted a lot of attention as it landed on the Pocahontas Country Club golf course last Thursday to take Grady Chestnut to Walter Reed Hospital...

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, March 21, 1968 Spring officially arrived March 20, at 8:22 a.m. This is the vernal equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator. - - - A welcome sign of spring was the chorus...