Per request, this undated photograph of the Pleasant Valley School at Hills Creek shows the one-room school built by a Mr. Isbell near Lobelia, W.Va. It was in use by sometime in the 1890s and it closed in 1942. A search of The Pocahontas Times gives this description by Editor Calvin W. Price in the April 28, 1938 issue: “The Hills Creek school house is the last log school house that I know of in Pocahontas County. I believe the official name is Pleasant Valley School. If so, I say it is well named. High-forested mountains hem in three sides of the narrow green valley, with the rocky bed of a swift flowing trout stream but a few yards from the school house door.” (Photo Courtesy of Lakie McMillion, ID: PHP00357)
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