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  This is a photo of a 10 inch oil lamp marked Souvenir or Lead Mine. Leadmine gained fame when four men stopped to camp overnight before going on to Parsons. The men were: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs, and Harvey Firestone.  The name Leadmine came from an Indian Legend. According to the Legend, the Indians had a prisoner that they More...

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Fairfax Club
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Fairfax Club at Fairfax Stone

This photo is labeled Fairfax Club at Fairfax Stone taken in 1925.  I don’t know any of the gentlemen in the photo but it is really a nice picture and notice the cars in the background. According to records, More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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1920 Camping Trip

This is a group of girls who found the summer in 1920 as ideal for a camping trip. The girls were: Marie Lipscomb, Colleen and Euphama Ford, Lola Wilson, Ava Smith, Ruth Wood, Elsie and Minnie Daniels. They were More...

Commenence Exercises 2
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Commencement Exercises for Thomas High Schoo

This is a copy of the Commencement Exercises for Thomas High School held at the Thomas High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, May 24, 1944 at 8 P.M. The Sponsors were Virginia Boyer and Mary Taylor. The class colors More...

Bill Bonner
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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William Stuart Bonner

This is a photo of William Stuart Bonner. He was a son of Asa and Melvina Bonner of the Flanagan Hill Area.  He worked in the woods cutting trees and the like until he entered the Military.  He enrolled in the More...

Dandy Lions 1
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Dandy Lions

This is a booklet on The “Dandy Lions” Club at Parsons Graded School, organized January 1960 and sponsored by the River City Garden Club and Mountaineer Garden Club. Officers were: Pres. Pamela Collins, More...

turners tidbits 3
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Women Spies in Civil War

Tucker Woman Recalls Part Women Spies Played in Civil War.  This is the first of a three part installment that relays some important Tucker County History. This information was relayed in 1935 by Sarah L. Day, More...

turners tidbits postcard
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Tony Row

  This is a photo of a tornado that hit Thomas June 23, 1944. This is the area of Thomas called “Tony Row”. Many homes were completely destroyed and some were severely damaged. There were three people More...