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...

Preserving Pocahontas

Celebrating Black History Month: A photograph of the Bill Reynolds home in Minnehaha Springs has its own story to tell. It was taken on October 7, 1921 by pioneering social photographer Lewis Wickes Hine....

Preserving Pocahontas

Celebrating Black History Month: This photograph of a student at Pleasant Green School is one of three that were taken in October 1921 by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine. The one-room school for black students...

Preserving Pocahontas

Celebrating Black History Month: Prior to desegregation, black students in Marlinton attended the Greenbrier Hill School which was built about 1917. The teachers there through the years were Rev. Goodwin, Edna Knapper, Jessie Mitchell,...

Preserving Pocahontas

Ida Sue and William Frank Rider on their wedding day, May 15, 1906, in Rimel, W.Va. Courtesy of Thomas E. Rider, ID: PHP002986 Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org If you...

Preserving Pocahontas

A log landing on Cheat Mountain near Cass in the winter of 1910. Look closely and you will see workers and one team of horses on the road above the landing. Pocahontas Co. Historical...

Preserving Pocahontas

Portrait of baby Alonzo James Elliott taken at Winterburn in 1912. He was born there on December 6, 1911 to Rufus Hobbs and Clemma Grogg Elliott, of Boyer. Courtesy of Donald Black, ID: PHP003041 Access...

Preserving Pocahontas

Two teams of horses pull a farm wagon through a snow dusted field at Academy (Hillsboro) in 1910. The driver and exact location are unknown. This photo is from a picture postcard that was...

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