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This is a picture of a train on the Coketon rails around 1900. The train was built in 1889 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was in a classification known as Consolidation because of the wheel arrangement. The train had a 2-8-0 arrangement. This means that there were two leading wheels on one axle and eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles More...

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Wanda Hinkle painting
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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This is a picture that was painted by Wanda Miller Hinkle. She was a daughter of the Oscar C. and Edith Grace Lockrey Miller. On March 23, 1951 she was married to Paul Shelton Hinkle.  She graduated from  Parsons More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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This is a picture of a child’s money bank meant to promote thrift. It was given out by the First National Bank of Parsons in 1976. It was meant to celebrate Two Hundred Years of Our Rights and Liberties. It came More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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In honor of all who served to keep our Country safe from its inception to today, we honor you. Thanks for doing your best for us and let us never forget the sacrifices made to allow us the freedoms we have. In honor More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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This is a picture of a badge from the Loyal Order of Moose Hambleton, WV Lodge No 418. On the top part it reads: Purity, Aid, Progress. The Moose Lodge Building was built on the corner of Sixth Street and Route More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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This is a picture of a plate from The First United Methodist Church of Parsons. The Church on the Hill was built in 1892. In 1958 the educational unit was constructed. Our Bell is the oldest in Tucker County. The More...

Lolita 5-4
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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This is a second art work of Lolita Collett Hilliard. It is a credit to her that her art work can still be found. I chose to highlight some of the local artists works to coincide with the ART SPRING AND START PROGRAM. More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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This oil painting was the work of Lolita Ruth Collette Hilliard of Parsons. Lolita was the daughter of Maurie Jay and Hazel Ferguson Collette. The Collette Family lived on a farm in Kerns. Lolita (1908-1997) married More...