Marlinton Parade ca. 1910
The upcoming Pioneer Days Grand Parade will follow the same route as seen in this photograph from 1910. Pictured is the Fourth of July Parade looking west on Second Avenue in Marlinton. At that time the street was Camden Avenue. Take a peek "through the looking glass" and try to name the buildings that are still standing today. (Photo courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS003489)
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The Pocahontas County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. The group will meet in Green Bank at the Robert Sheets Farm to tour the site of the historic Revolutionary War fort, Fort Warwick. Archeological excavation and study has been ongoing there for the past 10 years and exciting discoveries have been made. All are welcome and invited to join in on what promises to be an exciting Sunday afternoon outing of learning and adventure! For directions call Bill at 304-799-4369 or B.J. at 304-799-3989.
Pioneer Days has been rescheduled for the last weekend in July and the Historical Society's Hunter House Museum will be open for tours and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Admission is half price and a free shuttle from the Presbyterian Church to the Museum will be provided by the Pocahontas County Senior Programs.
The honoree on the 2012 Pioneer Days Badge is the Huntersville Methodist Church, established in 1886 and now celebrating 126 years of continuous service. The church's oldest member, Hazel Sherbs, will serve as Grand Marshal of the Parade on Saturday.