<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/11\/Perserv-Poca.web_.jpg"><img src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/11\/Perserv-Poca.web_-296x300.jpg" alt="Perserv Poca.web" width="296" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-10525" \/><\/a>\r\nPocahontas Times Editor Jane Price Sharp at the typewriter preparing the weekly newspaper for publication following the 1985 flood. The photograph was taken at the home of Bill and Denise McNeel on Jerico Road. \r\n\r\nIn 2004 Sharp\u2019s grandson, Russell Jessee, talked with me about the significance of this photograph.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou had 150 year old technology right up against modern day technology so the process was surreal but the ethos I guess, do what it takes to get the paper done and get it out, that went very well, I thought, with why we had the late 20th century technology, why we had the computers. We got the computers after the flood, and that was the quickest way to get the paper out the door.\u00a0 And into people\u2019s hands.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cThere\u2019s a picture of Grandma the day after the flood trying to type out that issue of the newspaper by candle light, and that ethos that had her doing that, so there could be a newspaper for people who had just been wiped out by a flood in 1985, was the exact same ethos that brought the computers to the Times office.\u00a0 I didn\u2019t see that as incongruous at all.\u00a0 It was just that we needed to get the paper out.\u201d\r\n\r\nOn November 8th the newspaper was delivered and The Pocahontas Times preserved its record. It had never missed a coming out!\u00a0\u00a0Photo Courtesy of William P. McNeel, ID: PHP002290\r\n\u00a0\r\nAccess the \u201cPreserving Pocahontas\u201d Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreservation.org or www.preserving pocahontas.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 firstname.lastname@example.org\u00a0 Prints of photographs are available.