Thursday, November 19, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Carl Nottingham suffered a broken heel when scaffolding around a boiler at the Marlinton Tannery broke Monday morning, causing him to fall 25 to 30 feet to the floor.

Origen Underwood is in the hospital with both arms broken. He was sawing wood and caught one arm in a belt then broke the other one trying to free the first.

Mrs. Clyde Galford, of Slaty Fork, broke her thigh in a fall from a hickory tree. She was taken to the Philippi hospital.

Watoga

A new $25,000 recreation building is under construction at Watoga State Park. This long needed facility is being built in the present playground area on the old croquet court. It will be open until 10 at night every day for interpretative and general recreation, including nature movies, table tennis and the like. Superintendent Robinson says the Park Service is using its own workmen and has employed Bill Howsare and Charlie Bond to do the work. Plans call for a Jenny Lind exterior, tile floors, acoustical ceiling, furnace and big stone fireplace. Fall cabin rentals are up abut 40 percent, making it a record for a fall season. They are booked solid for deer season.

A new bridge is being built at Cabin 1, anticipating heavier travel when the hoped-for new bridge across the Greenbrier will become a reality. Other bridges have been cleaned out and repaired.

 

Memorial Repaired

On October 22, 1964, the brass plate on the Andrew Price Memorial (which was removed by vandals a good many years ago) was replaced. It is hoped the pathway to the monument will soon be rebuilt.

 

Andrew Price

Memorial – 1931

A memorial of unique and striking design has been erected one mile north of Marlinton on a beautifully wooded hillside, on the road to the fairgrounds within sight of the Seneca Trail, to the memory of Andrew Price, lawyer, editor, author, geologist and president of the West Virginia historical Society.

The memorial is built of stones which Mr. Price had collected from the various geological formations in all parts of the state. On close examination of the rocks in the monument, you will find that each one is literally filled with the organisms themselves and imprints of former living organisms. It is unique and beautiful in its rugged appearance. It is doubtful if there is anything like it in the country.

The monument at its base is 10 feet square, while the top segment is three feet square and extends about four feet above the top of the second tier. It is located about fifty feet above the road, but a well graded, winding trail with native stone steps leads to it. Buried in the monument is Mr. Price’s hammer that he carried with him on his collecting trips. Also a small sealed bottle containing certain historical information. The State Road commission contemplates placing two small signs to mark its location from the Seneca Trail.

During his lifetime, Mr. Price amassed quite a large collection of fossils. His woodshed which he converted into a “museum” was literally filled at the time of his death. He was the first person to locate the trilobites in the Huntersville chert ( a formation that is found in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties) on the subject of which he presented a paper at the Elkins meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science.

His collection consisted of brachiopods, plecypods, gastropods, corals, crinoids, blastoids, trilobites, seaweed and numerous other specimens. The collection of fossils was Andrew Price’s hobby. And the subject was his favorite one; he was a fine conversationalist.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loughridge, of Long Beach, California, a daughter, named Janet Marie. The mother is the former Jewel Galford.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Colaw, of Richmond, Virginia, a daughter, named Karen Michelle. The mother is the former Betty Fisher.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunt, of Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter, named Rhonda Lynn. The mother is the former Marvel Hodges.

Born to Mr, and MRs. James R. Kellison, of Beard, a daughter, named Elizabeth Kay.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burns, Jr., a son, named John Barlow.

 

DEATHS

Mrs. Lela Elizabeth Hunter, 71, of Marlinton; a member of Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Lydia Alice Auldridge Wilfong 65, of Buckeye; a daughter of the late James E. and Matilda Auldridge. Burial in the Cloonan Cemetery

Lannis Clark Sheets, 62, of Belle; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. Maude E. (Bobbie) Richardson, of Richmond, Virginia; a daughter of the late William L. and Mary Lou Smith. Burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Henry VanMeter Herold, 76, Charlottesville; born at Mill Gap, Virginia, a son of the late Wise and Kate Ruckman Herold. Burial in the Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Iva Propst, 70, of Brandywine, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Eye. She was a daughter of the late Jacob W. and Polly An Hoover Propst. Burial in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine.

 

 

 

 

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