Preserving Pocahontas

Swimming in the
Greenbrier – Marlinton, 1901

Dr. Norman R. Price captured this beautiful picture of swimmers in the Greenbrier River at Marlinton in 1901. If you look through your magnifying glass you will see a woman standing in the water on the left and another woman with her head and arms raised out of the water on the right. Now, look even closer and you’ll see the covered bridge crossing the river in the background. This wooden bridge was built by Lemuel Chenoweth, from Beverly, in 1854 and stood until being replaced with an arched concrete bridge in 1915. I can’t tell you how much I love this photograph! (Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection)

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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 Prints of photographs are available.

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