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This is a photo of Davis High School. The site was donated by H G Davis and Stephen Elkins; school opened in 1903. It offered just a two year course and in 1912 it became a four year high school. The first school auditorium and four new classrooms were constructed in 1916. In 1922, the gymnasium was built; it was the only public gymnasium in the county More...

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stone motel
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Stone Motel in Davis

This is a photo of the Stone Motel in Davis and a photo of the owners/operators Gilbert and Bessie Blizzard Smith.  They started off with 9 sandstone cottages in 1949; this was the first motel in Davis. The roof More...

Mt. Breeze Castle _7
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Mt. Breeze Castle No. 7 Ancient Order Knights of Mystic Chain

This letterhead is from the Mt. Breeze Castle No. 7 Ancient Order Knights of Mystic Chain. The secret society was instituted in Thomas January 1, 1910 and they met each Saturday Night. A. J. Shoemaker was the Scribe  More...

Thompson's Log Job
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Thompson log job

This photo is entitled Thompson log job in Canaan Valley, WVA 1900. As can be seen there is a huge stockpile of logs at the job. Men can be seen among the logs in the middle of the photo and white horses can be More...

Allegheny Heights Hospital
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Allegheny Heights Hospital and Sanitarium

This is a photo of the Allegheny Heights Hospital and Sanitarium in Davis. It states that the town elevation is 3300 feet; Davis was touted as a good place to be if you suffered from asthma or allergies. This hospital More...

Cooper line
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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The Cooper line

This is a photo of a group of women who are all related through the Cooper line. Left to Right-Margaret Cooper Fansler (was married to Daniel Fansler and buried in the Fansler Cemetery in Hendricks; daughter of More...

turner's - Parsons Flood 1907
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Flood of July 17, 1907

This photo is of the Flood of July 17, 1907 on First Street in Parsons. The water can be seen running in small waves in the right bottom and the guys in the middle are above knees in the water. This photo was published More...

W. Md. RR at Thomas 1903
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Train in Thomas

This photo is of one of the trains in Thomas. As can be seen it required several men to operate and maintain the trains. Thomas was a hub of activity for the rail yard with several buildings. With the current development More...