Preserving Pocahontas

Tomb Lumber Co. Store, Watoga – circa 1910
Tomb Lumber Co. Store, Watoga – circa 1910

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 Shoe Co’s Reliable Shoes.” Other small signs are located on the corners of the building advertising such things as Overalls and Copenhagen. In 1909 the Tomb Lumber Co. of Camden, New Jersey had purchased the J. R. Droney band mill and timber holdings on Beaver Creek and Chicken House Run. The company went bankrupt in 1912 and the property was sold to the Watoga Lumber Company. Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID PHS004709

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontaspreservation.org Prints of photographs are available.

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