New Civil War signs for county sites
The West Virginia Division of Tourism paid for fabrication of 150 Civil War information signs in the state to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Six of the signs will be erected in Pocahontas County: at Bartow, Minneheha Springs, Huntersville, Hillsboro and two at Camp Allegheny. The signs include maps, photographs and text describing the actions in a particular area. The Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) paid $1,000 for maintenace for the signs. A private company, Civil War Trails (CWT), manufactures and installs the signs. On April 25, the first of the county's six signs was installed in Hillsboro near the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace. Pictured after the placement of the sign, left to right: Russ Hall, CWT; Ruth Taylor, CVB; Mitch Bowman, CWT; Jason Shaffer, CWT; Gail Hyer, CVB; Terry Hackney, Americorps volunteer; Timothy Van Reenan, Pearl S. Buck Birthplace.