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Babcock’s Box Factory

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  This is a photo of  Babcock’s Box Factory in Davis printed by the F. S. Johnston Drug Co. and is postmarked July 5, 1914. In the early years, everything was shipped; thus, the need for wooden boxes as that was all available at the time.  In the picture, in front of the building, the railroad tracks can be seen as well as a few cars. More...

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Thomas Elem. Class of 49-50
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Third grade at Thomas Elementary 1949-50

This is a photo of the third grade at Thomas Elementary 1949-50. top row: Miss Solena Massi, Frank Perkins, Bonnie White, Allen Moravia, Sharon Helgensen, Jerry Lambert, Phyllis Ann Moore, Carl Merhar, Joan Parsons More...

Thomas High Football 2
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Harry “Riggie” DiBacco

This is a photo of Harry “Riggie” DiBacco from the Fall of 1922. He played half-back for Thomas High School. Harry was the son of Venanzio and Paolella DiCesare DiBacco. He came from a large family More...

Davis High School 1
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Davis High School

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 More...

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...