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Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 12, 1969 Welcome to Pocahontas The best kept secret of recent times was revealed Sunday afternoon as Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, IV, announced plans to build a home near Dunmore. Pocahontas people...

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, March 20, 1969 Robert McComb, Jr., entered the Army on March 4 and is now training as a Flight Warrant Officer at Fort Polk, Louisiana. - - - Ilean Walton saw a groundhog Monday. She reports...

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, July 17, 1969 Seven boys and girls from Pocahontas County learned about the world of work last week at Jackson’s Mill, where they attended career awareness and career exploration camps. Participants from this county include:...

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, 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, April 17, 1969 Clean Up Time Spring is breaking out all over and nature is beautifying the countryside. However, with the coming of spring, the litter also becomes noticeable – and sort of nauseating. Beer...

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