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...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 31, 1968 About an inch of snow accumulated on the mountains Friday night for the first snow. Someone said The Pocahontas Times used to report the first snow with the old prediction that...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 24, 1968 Mrs. Walls, of Seebert, found a hornet’s nest on her rose bush not over two feet from the ground. This is supposed to predict a mild winter. We hope so any...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 17, 1968 Someone brought in a big pullet egg last Wednesday while we were busy printing and no one can remember who it was. However, the egg, laid by a five-month old pullet,...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, October 10, 1968 Work is progressing on a new home for Mr. and Mrs. Dharl Dever below Marvin Chapel Church. Rev. and Mrs. Carl E. Boggs spent the weekend in Beckley. They were accompanied by...