Road construction crew on the Droop Mountain section of U.S. Route 219 in 1936. The Civilian Conservation Corps was working at Camp Price during this time constructing Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. (Courtesy of Mike Smith, ID: PHP000113)
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.
These men are working with a portable steam engine on a farm near Huntersville. The large stack appears to be a bark pile. If anyone can tell what they are doing please give a call. The people in the photo are as follows:
Dr. Frank C. Nickell, Veterinary Surgeon for the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Cass. The photo, dated October 14, 1918, shows Doc Nickell on a handcart, most likely near the town of Spruce. A log landing can be seen on the hill next to the tracks.
The Lobelia Farm Women are pictured at their Christmas meeting in this photograph taken at the Lobelia Lodge Hall on December 30, 1953. Names are from left to right. Kneeling: Nancy Kellison and Josephine Vaughan.
Who would ever guess, looking at the fancy clothing and bows in their hair, that these young ladies are basketball players? This is the Durbin Graded School Girls Basketball Team of 1918.
Shay No. 8 is pictured here at the Spruce water tank. Built in 1912, this was the first big Shay engine purchased at Cass. According to Roy Clarkson, she weighed 120 tons with cylinders 15- inches in diameter, a 17-inch stroke and 40-inch drivers.
The last train on the Greenbrier Branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio passed through Marlinton on December 28, 1978. The crew members on that last run were J. L. Ryan, Brakeman; W. C. Cole, Brakeman; L. R. Ratliff, Conductor; W. W. Bulmer, Engineer.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Preserving Pocahontas! This is one of my favorite family holiday photos. It shows my mother and my grandmothers celebrating Christmas at our home on Second Avenue in Marlinton.
Author Pearl S. Buck with Marie Orndorff Leist at The Greenbrier Hotel on March 5, 1970. Mrs. Leist, born in in Arbovale, was President of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation.
A group of young people at the entrance to Rock House Cave near Rush Run in Buckeye on August 19, 1901. The women are wearing corsages, holding flowers, and some of the men are sporting boutonnieres. Not sure if this is a wedding party.
A hunting party in Pocahontas County bringing their deer out of the woods. Scot Kelley and Wilbur Kelley are identified as the two men in the center of the photograph. (Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000157)
The Bank of Durbin under construction during the winter of 1904-1905. The town of Durbin, incorporated on June 20, 1906, was built on land owned by John T. McGraw and named for his brother-in-law and Grafton bank teller, Charles R. Durbin. Sr. The Bank of Durbin opened for business in 1905. E.
A group of “Boys in Service” in front of the Pocahontas County Courthouse in Marlinton. All World War II enlistees in the county on any given day were lined up for a group photograph. Cal Gay took this group photo on May 13, 1943.
Halloween pranksters left their mark on Marlinton’s Main Street as shown in this photograph taken following Hallow-“eve” in 1906. A pair of empty trousers can be seen suspended above the street.