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Preserving Pocahontas

Students at the Spruce School during recess in 1946. The school was for grades 1 through 8 and the teacher was Ruth Blackhurst who was 19 years old at the time. The lumber town...

Preserving Pocahontas

Arden George Killingsworth, of Marlinton, poses in uniform at Camp Hancock, Georgia, in 1918 during World War I. He was assigned to 7 Casual Company, 1st Provisional Regiment O.T.C. Mr. Killingsworth was a prominent...

Preserving Pocahontas

“School in Session” is the title of this photograph taken by Lewis Wickes Hine on October 6, 1921. The classroom is in the Sunset School located on Rt. 92, three miles north of Minnehaha...

Preserving Pocahontas

An unidentified couple poses for a photo at the Scenic Overlook on Droop Mountain. The overlook on US Rt. 219 North was built following completion of West Virginia’s first State Park at Droop...

Preserving Pocahontas

This picture reminds me of a song from Mick Souter, “The Dying Day of the American Train.” Bill McNeel took the photograph in Clover Lick on March 29, 1980 as the tracks along the...

Preserving Pocahontas

Mill operation at Burner, north of Durbin. The timber on a tract of 9,070 acres on Little River was purchased in 1903 by the Pocahontas Lumber Company, a partnership of men from Brookville, Pennsylvania....

Preserving Pocahontas

This is a colorized postcard that is being published here in black and white. It shows Court (Ninth) Street in Marlinton as seen from the steps of the Pocahontas County Court House. The Chancery...

Preserving Pocahontas

Celebrating Black History Month: On June 29, 2013, former congregation members and family descendants gathered at the Pleasant Green Church on Seebert Road near Hillsboro. The occasion was to celebrate the listing of the...