Preserving Pocahontas

This portrait of an unknown girl was taken by Cal Gay at his Forest Art Gallery in Marlinton around 1909. The young lady could possibly be a member of the John Watson Dilley and...

Preserving Pocahontas

Allen Blackhurst is at the podium in April 1970 during a ceremony to close the Cass School where he graduated in 1911. County educators and school officials are seated on the stage. They are,...

Preserving Pocahontas

A portrait of Jacob Beard and Blanche Harper, whose wedding is described in this announcement from The Pocahontas Times: “Jacob W. Beard and Miss Blanche Harper were married Wednesday, June 30, 1903, at the residence...

Preserving Pocahontas

This photo of the ice on Knapps Creek was taken in 1896. We see two wagons with drivers, three young boys sitting on a snow pile and a man on the far side of...

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

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

A group of men and young boys pose with a wrecked log loader on the track at Watoga in 1909. Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS000821 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at...

Preserving Pocahontas

“Singing Schools” in America began with New England settlers who believed in the importance of training each churchgoer to sing. In the rural south they became a social event for people looking for something...