The Chesapeake & Ohio Train Depot at Seebert, on the Greenbrier River near Watoga. The first C&O agent at this station was Craig Friel, followed by M. Burton Jones. The mail was dispatched by train twice a day until March 1957.
Local photographer Festy Yoakum left us with a picture that’s begging for a title. So let’s call it “A Hunting We Will Go.” The young lady is Ruby Beard Kerr, born May 19, 1881, at the logging town of Winterburn in northern Pocahontas.
A sepia-colored postcard is the source of this photograph contributed by Nancy Cochran Wooldridge. Family and friends are gathered at Maple Hill Farm in Edray for the funeral of Amos Neal Barlow on June 5, 1936. Neal Barlow was born on October 25, 1864, the son of Henry and Nancy Barlow.
CCC workers playing music at Camp Price are pictured in this photograph taken in 1936. This Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was established in July 1935 at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and was named for Pocahontas Times Editor Cal Price.
The Toll House Service Station in Marlinton, circa 1940. The station was located on Rt. 219 at the end of the bridge in Marlinton. If you study the photo with a magnifying glass you will see part of the old Toll House to the right.
The Winterburn Presbyterian Church was built by George Craig and Sons Lumber Company and given to the people of Winterburn. It was dedicated on September 15, 1907. The second story served as a meeting place for the Winterburn Chapter No. 319 of I.O.O.F.
A C&O Track Crew is pictured at Stony Bottom in 1904. If you get out your magnifying glass you will see a sign on the left that reads “Agency for Long Wear Shoes.” Part of the Stony Bottom rail sign is visible on the right. (Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS000811)
This unidentified wedding portrait from the early 1900s comes from our Orphan Photograph Collection. The photographer was L. W. Stewart of Cambria, Virginia. (Courtesy of Susie Smith, ID: PHP000533)
In 1921, President Harding ordered Army bombers, led by War hero Billy Mitchell to southern West Virginia where the infamous “Mine Wars” were raging. On September 3, three bomb planes departed Charleston heading for Langley Field, Virginia.
Men, women and children pose for the photographer on the porch of the Burner Hotel in 1914. (Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000587)
Students in grades one through three at the Campbelltown School 1949-1950. The teacher is Glenna B. Hayes pictured in the upper left-hand corner. The school at Campbelltown was located on Rt. 219 just north of Marlinton. It was established in 1905 and closed in 1966.
Players and coaches of the Frost Soccer Team. Spectators in fancy dress clothes can be see in the background. If you look closely you will spot a small “grandstand.” The photo was probably taken in the 1920’s. (Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000786)
This week’s photo is a scanned document from The Cal Price Papers Collection. The tax receipt reflects total taxes paid in the amount of $3.71 by Mr. James R. Poage in 1851.
Winterburn Lodge No. 319, I.O.O.F. in 1912. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819, and they dedicated the organization to "Visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphans."
Cal Gay photographed this group of World War II enlistees at the Pocahontas County Courthouse in Marlinton on August 6, 1943. Ed Keller contributed the photo and he is in the picture standing fourth from the left. Mr. Keller would like to identify others in the group.