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Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, June 26, 1969 DAM DEDICATED Buffalo Fork Dam, near Bartow and Thornwood, was dedicated Wednesday and the valves were closed Thursday to allow the 21-acre impoundment to fill. Taking part in the dedication were Randolph...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 3, 1969 Grady Chestnut, of Neola, will be remembered as the serviceman who returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, and, while at home on furlough, on August 11, 1967, with a...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, July 31, 1969 A 43-inch rattlesnake with nine rattlers was killed by Nelson Scott, less than 25 feet from Snowden Kershner’s home on Droop July 22. Rattlesnakes are seldom seen on the mountain and...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, May 22, 1969 Boys and Girls in Service Marvin Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Perry, of Marlinton, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Perry is with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile). They...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, May 29, 1969 People from this side of the mountain were a distinct minority in the forestry meeting at the Cranberry Visitors Center Friday night; more came from Richwood. This was our first meeting with...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, September 4, 1969 F.F.B.L. A. R. “Bob” Templeton, Monongahela Power Company agricultural representative visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Hevener and their son, Randall, in connection with the Farming For Better Living program. Sponsored by...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, August 7, 1969 Mrs. Lloyd Woods was in to say she heard a katydid on July 20 and a screech owl the next night. We heard the first katydid this past week; others said...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, September 11, 1969 Spring Creek in Greenbrier County had a washout Friday night, even worse than the flood August 26. No lives were lost this time, but the house where Mrs. Ella Boggs and...

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