Preserving Pocahontas

Pres.Poca 3.web
Western Maryland Engine #773 and one lone car rest on the tracks at Spruce, W.Va. in 1945. The once-thriving lumber town would soon be abandoned. This photograph was taken by Ruth Blackhurst who was teaching at the Spruce School. It shows a wonderful example of the company houses, many of which were still occupied at that time. Courtesy of Becky O’Brien, ID:PHP001309

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or preservingpoc 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@pocahontaspreser Prints of photographs are available.

more recommended stories