Preserving Pocahontas

A wagon loaded with Pioneer Days visitors arrives in the parking lot at the Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum on July 11, 1970. Pocahontas County Pioneer Days was started in 1967 by the Historical...

Preserving Pocahontas

James Grogg and his wife, Emily, arriving by horse and buggy at their new home on Brush Run, Boyer, in April of 1884. James J. Grogg was born February 15, 1848 to Adam and...

Preserving Pocahontas

We’re starting the New Year by taking a closer look at our old photographs. I’ve been intrigued by this picture for some time. It is a good example of the old “big long” photos...

Preserving Pocahontas

Samuel R. Hogsett owned and operated this portable sawmill on Browns Creek near Huntersville. The teamster is standing at left with his horse team. And as usual, the women and children dressed up and...

Preserving Pocahontas

Five children of Kenny Franklin Elliott and Maggie J. Gum at Brush Run in Boyer, W.Va. Left to right: Harriet, Leonard, Greely, Thelma and Sterl. Courtesy of Donnie Black, ID: PHP003185 Access the “Preserving...

Preserving Pocahontas

C&O Agent Ray Looney seated in the train depot at Durbin. The photo was taken on March 31, 1975. Philip Bagdon Collection, Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS003072 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at...

Preserving Pocahontas

Thinking that we all might need a break from fire photographs I went looking for anything that would shed a different light on the corner of Marlinton’s Main Street destroyed by the fire on...

Preserving Pocahontas

This large group of loggers, women and children are standing on the porch of a boarding house in the lumber town of Denmar. In 1910 the Maryland Lumber Co. purchased more than 16,000 acres...