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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 72. It functioned as a recreation and banquet hall for about 20 years. The building was taken down around 1940 when the membership was so low 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...

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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...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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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 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...