Going to the Dance - 1912
Group of men and women going to a dance at Minnehaha Springs in 1912. This photograph comes from an album which belonged to Frances “Fannie” Golden Overholt. The photo album is in the archives at the Historical Society Museum in Marlinton. The digital images may be viewed in our Digital Library on the web.
(Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS006102)
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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 Prints of photographs from the archives are available.
Preserving Pocahontas News
Two readers called about the Huntersville photo that ran in last week’s paper. Robert Kelley in Hillsboro and Marvin Harvey in Maxwelton identified the unknown pile of thrashed material as wheat or oat grass. It was great fun talking with both of them. I now know more about thrashing than I had ever expected to learn.
It was also great to hear from Dr. Roy Clarkson up in Morgantown who will be loaning his many logging photographs for scanning. I interviewed him a number of years ago. He’ll be glad to know that I preserved the footage of his logging tool demonstration. I plan to convert it when I have time and put the video on-line. I’m looking forward to his visit in the spring.
More photographs from the Historical Society Collection are now accessible in the on-line archive. The majority of the images are taken from negatives and the quality is quite good considering that some were damaged during the 1985 flood.
Also, more photos from the Fannie Overholt Photo Album have been added. I hope everyone is enjoying this collection as much as I am. They show Marlinton and Campbelltown through a completely different lens, which is that of high school girls with a camera.