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Tannery in Parsons

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  This is a photo of the Tannery in Parsons. Note the smoke stack which still stands today. According to records, the Tannery was built in 1893 by Thomas Gould and his sister, Abbie Gould. The Tannery changed hands several times, being owned by J. K. Mosser, Howard Smith, Thomas Keck and the Armour Leather Company. The Tannery had a complete rebuild More...

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The Home of Eugene Radcliff, Hendricks
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Eugene Radcliff of Hendricks

This photo is of the home of Eugene Radcliff of Hendricks. It appears that The Merchant’s Photographer of Hendricks took the picture and it was printed for The J. E. Poling Co. A quick search lead me to no More...

Moss Ford Bridge
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Moss Ford Bridge

  This photo is of the Moss Ford Bridge know prior as Job’s Ford. It was printed by Broadwater’s Art Shop Thomas and is postmarked June 23, 1908. The bridge is named after Mr. E. M. Moss who was More...

Thomas House
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Thomas House

  This is the last in the series of Rail Yard Buildings from Thomas. This is the houses built along the hill and most likely part of what was called Tony Row. I have been told that all of the buildings were More...

Pumping Station - Thomas
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Pumping Station in Thomas

This is one of the ongoing photos of buildings found in the rail yard of Thomas. I do not know if any of these buildings still exist and have not heard from anyone with info on any of them. This is the Pumping More...

Store (storage) House in the Thomas rail yard
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Store House in the Thomas rail yard

This photo is of the Store (storage) House in the Thomas rail yard. Note the wheels in the forefront of the picture. Information has been coming in on the bottling of soda in Tucker County. I have talked to a lady More...

Thomas Boiler and Engine House
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Thomas Boiler and Engine House

  Thomas Boiler and Engine House This is a photo of the Thomas Boiler and Engine House. I will have a series of photos of a rail yard. The buildings are gone now as far as I know but some reader may know if More...

Laneville School
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Laneville School

This photo is of the Laneville School. The photo is dated May 18, 1910. According to records the two room school was closed by Board of Education action on July 7, 1915 after the first saw mill moved out. A one More...