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This is a photo of Benjamin “Ben” and Barbra “Dorothy” Mayor Thompson former residents of Canaan Valley. Dorothy was born in a mining community in PA. Her family moved from coal camp to coal camp. In the 1930’s, they moved to Arthurdale in Preston County. Arthurdale was a community set up as part of the New Deal Community Homestead started More...

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Miners
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of a group of men working on the rails in the Pierce/Benbush Area. They are unidentified. They appear to be sitting on a hand/pump cart. These carts were often used to go back and forth checking More...

turners tidbits
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a section of a photo of Pierce. According to records, Pierce was a coal town and was known as an Italian Town. The town was named for Winslow Pierce, President of the Western Maryland Railway from 1902-1907 More...

three girls
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Turner’s Tidbits

This is a photo of May, Mary and Kate Dove. They had a brother Theadore “Ted” and another sister Daria. They were children of Abraham Lincoln Dove and Virginia Thompson Dove. May Dove married Arthur Cooper, More...

Sunflower
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Sunflower

This is a picture of Sunflower who played on WWVA and the Jamboree for a number of years.  Sunflower was born in Davis on October 23,1919 and her given name was Mary Calvas.( I have not been able to track that More...

post card Albert WV
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Turner’s Tidbits – August 12, 2015

This is a generic postcard made available to allow a location to have their name printed in the blank spot. These were often found in a variety of types; some had the name written in glitter for example. The card More...

Horse loggers bw
By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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July 15, 2015

This is a photo of Stephen Harvey Murphy and Thomas Bright. Harvey was married to Orpha Ann Bright. Orpha was a daughter of Thomas Wesley and Martha Alice Cooper Bright. Thomas and Martha Alice were married by Asa More...

Pine Ridge Dance Hall
By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Pine Ridge Dance Hall

Pine Ridge Dance Hall This is a photo from one of the followers of the Tidbits of our History. This shows The Pine Ridge Dance Land. It was operated by Cecil Goff; he and his wife Jean and their two children lived More...