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The Tomb Lumber Company Store at Watoga is the backdrop for a large group of workers and townspeople gathered for a photograph in the early 1900s. A sign on the storefront reads “ Cosby...

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An aerial photograph of Camp Thornwood taken in the winter of 1935. This Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was established in May 1933 on the East Fork of the Greenbrier River at the mouth of...

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The Happy New Year card comes from the G. Merl Faulknier Family, of Marlinton. The little gal in the picture is their daughter, Cindy. The year is probably 1953. Sharp Pierson Collection, ID: PHP002576 Access...

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This year’s Christmas card comes from the Nowlin Sheets Family and pictures the Huntersville Methodist Church in 1955. Look closely to the left and you will see the Huntersville School. Preserving Pocahontas wishes you...

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Sydenstricker Family Portrait – circa 1890 Presbyterian missionaries Rev. Absalom Sydenstricker and his wife, Caroline Stulting Sydenstricker, pictured here with three of their children, Edward, Arthur and Edith, in China. Arthur and Edith died...

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Aretos Arbogast and Young Timbering Crew Aretos Phelps Arbogast is pictured here with his young timbering crew in northern Pocahontas County, circa 1906. Left to right: Aretos Phelps Arbogast, Lelan Arbogast, Lawrence Arbogast, Cecil Arbogast,...

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PCHS Queen’s Court - 1972 Homecoming Queen and her court at Pocahontas County High School Homecoming in 1972. Seated: Escort Kenny Kellison and Queen June Starks. Standing l-r: Sophomores, Mark Mitchell and Anita Friend; Seniors,...