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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

The History of Spruce Shared by Keith Moore With the completion of the railroad to the top of the mountain in 1901, the number of men multiplied as the cutting and shipping of pulpwood increased. With...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE COMMUNITY By Ella Pritchard Published February 3, 1927 Continued Copied from the church records: “Baxter Presbyterian Church, built during the summer of 1858, dedicated to the service of Almighty God, on the 27th day of August,...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE COMMUNITY By Ella Pritchard Continued Robert Dunlap McCutchan married Elizabeth Youel Lockridge, of Goshen, Virginia, and settled on Thomas Creek in 1825. While they are not pioneers, they came to Pocahontas county soon after the organization of the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF DUNMORE By Ella Pritchard continued.. W. J. Cackley and B. F. McElwee built the house where J....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Letter to the Editor March 24, 1927 Mr. Calvin W. Price, Editor; It was with much interest “The History of Dunmore Community,” by Miss Ella Pritchard was read. As I grow riper in years, my heart inclines more...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey (These stories are written by Ben Blankenship, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who decided he wouldn’t hide behind the name of Billy Hill – Hillbilly reversed.) A Railroad Comes to Marlinton Oh, listen to...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Round-Up Time and Cattle Drives Like the story of wagon trains, round-ups and cattle drives are associated with the ‘Old West,” but before the advent of the railroad up the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Pioneering in Old Pokey By Billy Hill Ice Break-up and Log Drive It was about 1897 or ’98 that the writer went to stay with “Uncle George and Aunt Lou” Clendenen, who acted as my foster parents....