Cooling Off at the El Poca Pool
A view of the in-ground swimming pool at the El Poca Motel and Restaurant on US Rt. 219 north of Marlinton. The photo comes from a color postcard dated about 1965. (Photo courtesy of Susie Smith, ID: PHP000422)
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If you have photographs or documents to be scanned for the county Historical Archive Project contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email email@example.com
"Preserving Pocahontas" was at the Little Levels Heritage Fair with its booth and an exhibit of historic photos from the Little Levels. The Heritage Fair is a wonderful event and reminds me of all the good things connected to our small communities. Ruth Taylor is the top dog running the show. She and all of the townspeople who work with her to make this happen every year deserve a pat on the back from the entire county.
I really enjoyed visiting with all the folks that stopped by to look at the pictures. Some people brought in photos and items to be scanned for our county's digital archive. There was a lot of storytelling, tall-tale swapping and reuniting.
It was nice to visit with Sherman Beard and Opal Moore. I'll be visiting both of them soon so they can share more of their history for our preservation project.
Pioneer Days is upon us as you're reading this paper. The Huntersville United Methodist Church is celebrating its long history. The church is on this year's badge and the 126-year-old religious institution will be honored as Grand Marshal of the Pioneer Day Parade.
The Historical Society's Museum, The Hunter House, will be open for tours throughout the weekend. Bring the kids and learn about making brooms, blacksmithing, wet-plate photography, herbal teas and working with ink. There will be music on the porch and "Preserving Pocahontas" will have an exhibition of new acquisitions. You may also bring photographs and documents to be scanned for the archives.