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Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County ~ 1901   FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS At April Term, 1826, two gentlemen were indicted for horse racing on the public road. Against another for retailing spirituous liquors by the small measures...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

BIOGRAPHIC HENRY DILLEY Among the early settlers of our county, Henry Dilley deserves more than a passing notice. He was one of the four Dilley brothers, one of whom was the late Martin Dilley. It is...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, May 11, 1935 The words of wisdom of Governor John J. Cornwell, as spoken at the annual older boys conference held at Wheeling under the auspices of the Young Men’s Christian Association. continued… Familiar as all...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, March 20, 1930 NATURE NOTES Last Saturday the 40 day ground hog weather period was up and the wild geese went over, going north. I calculate winter is broke. Saturday was the ideal day to...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Name the places in Pocahontas County where Robert E. Lee had temporary headquarters in 1861. A. Huntersville, Marlins Bottom, Linwood Q. What church was used as barracks by Union troops and a hospital by Confederates? A....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

From the Archives of The Pocahontas Times February 1930 Extraordinary agitation. That is what has been demanded by the common people since time began with them. Formerly, they found it to its highest degree in the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, July 12, 1928 STATE PARK DEDICATED BIG CROWD CELEBRATES THE FOURTH ON DROOP Last Wednesday, July 4, the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park was dedicated in due form. Governor Howard M. Gore received it for the...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Thursday, May 25, 1938 WILD HOGS When we came to Pyles Mountain thirteen years ago, a heavy crop of mast fell most every fall, and bands of wild hogs roamed the woods, fattening on the mast....

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