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This is a photo of the first grade class at Bretz School for May 23, 1945. The Bretz School is the white building on the right in the turn above Propst Store. It is owned by Pennington’s. It is on the corner with the Bretz Backroad running along the side. It appears that the children are standing on the Backroad. Children (L to R): Donald Black, Allan More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
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This is a photo of some of our public servants from 1985. (L to R) Hank Thompson, Bonnie Hissam, Gary Lipscomb, Carol Irons, and George Worden. At that time, George was the Deputy and I believe that Gary was the More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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This is a photo of Charles and Nora Merrill Nichols and their family. The family lived on Brown Street in Thomas, just at the top of the hill. The house was torn down within the last ten years. Charles worked in More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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This photo reminds me of times when entire families would travel home to spend time together. There would be times of eating in shifts with children eating in the stairs (often trying to be one step higher than More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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This is a photo of Benjamin “Ben” and Barbra “Dorothy” Mayor Thompson former residents of Canaan Valley. Dorothy was born in a mining community in PA. Her family moved from coal camp to coal camp. In the More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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This is a photo of a group of men working on the rails in the Pierce/Benbush Area. They are unidentified. They appear to be sitting on a hand/pump cart. These carts were often used to go back and forth checking More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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This is a section of a photo of Pierce. According to records, Pierce was a coal town and was known as an Italian Town. The town was named for Winslow Pierce, President of the Western Maryland Railway from 1902-1907 More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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This is a photo of May, Mary and Kate Dove. They had a brother Theadore “Ted” and another sister Daria. They were children of Abraham Lincoln Dove and Virginia Thompson Dove. May Dove married Arthur Cooper, More...