[caption id="attachment_70800" align="aligncenter" width="594"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/01\/Pres.-Poca.-594x1024.jpg" alt="" class="size-large wp-image-70800" \/> End of the Tannery Smokestack - 1976[\/caption]\r\n\r\nFire in the Hole! Dynamite shatters the base of the 150-foot International Shoe Co. smokestack in Marlinton, W.Va. on January 8, 1976 to make room for a new plant. Joe Laskey, 35, of Marlinton, won the right to dynamite the stack in a Charleston Daily Mail Contest. The photograph is from the Associated Press. (Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Collection, ID: PHS004373)\r\n\r\nI\u2019m ringing in the New Year by sharing my favorite quote from the venerable former Editor of The Pocahontas Times, Calvin W. Price: \u201cAnother year has come and gone and the planet is still spinning through space. We don\u2019t know where we\u2019re going, but we\u2019re on our way!\u201d\r\n\r\nAccess the \u201cPreserving Pocahontas\u201d Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org\r\n\r\nIf you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email email@example.com Prints of photographs from the archives are available.