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This is a picture of roses painted on a tile. On the lower left corner of the rose stem is RGL. These initials stand for a well know artist from Parsons-Rosa Glenn Lipscomb. Rosa painted on many different mediums as well as having her own studio where she taught others the art of painting as well as other arts. Rosa was born in Preston County May 21, More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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If you close your eyes and take a mental trip back in time to Blackwater Falls, you will recall that just past the Davis City Cemetery  on the left sits a small pull along camper inside a wooden split rail fence. More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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These pictures are of the front and the end of a shuttle. The tips on both ends are covered with metal. This particular shuttle was used in the Woolen Mills in Parsons. A shuttle is a tool designed to carry the More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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This is a photo of Otmer Adelbert Riley. He was born to a prominent family of Ripley, WV; being the son of W.W. and Laura Armstrong Riley. W.W. Riley was a long time employee at the Bank of Ripley as well as serving More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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This is a photo of a political watch fob. It advertises the November 1904 presidential campaign of Alton B. Parker, New York and his running mate for vice-president Henry Gassaway Davis, West Virginia. Mr. Parker More...

Anderson Wolford
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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This is a photo of Anderson Wolford from the Flanagan Hill Area of the County. Anderson was the son of John T and Susanna Flanagan Wolford. Anderson’s grandparents were John and Fannie Thompson Wolford. Anderson’s More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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The house in this picture may not be familiar to many folks in Tucker County. However, the chimney in the house is very familiar to many. The chimney, which is all that is left of the Wolford homeplace, is located More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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This is a photo of a Columbus (1824-1878) and Mary Susan Flanagan (1835-1911) Wolford. Mary was the daughter of William Flanagan. Columbus was the son of John and Frances Thompson Wolford, Jr. The names would be More...