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Train Engines of the Preston Railroad

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engines of the Preston Railroad This photo is of the train engines of the Preston Railroad which ran from Crelin, MD to Leadmine, WV. The railroad came down Horseshoe Run to the mouth of Maxwell Run with branches running up Maxwell Run and  Hile Run. There was 13.3 miles of the railroad in Tucker County.  The railroad was used for hauling logs to More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits. Green Shutter Shop

This photo is of The Green Shutter Shop of Parsons, WV. The shop was operated by Rosie Glenn Lipscomb, local talented artist. Rosie lived in Parsons and displayed her talent by painting on various items including More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits for December 23, 2013

This photo is of The Green Shutter Shop of Parsons, WV. The shop was operated by Rosie Glenn Lipscomb, local talented artist. Rosie lived in Parsons and displayed her talent by painting on various items including More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits for December 10, 2013

This photo is of a well dressed group on the Laneville Log Road.  I am not able to identify any of the people nor do I know the occasion. Photo is from the 1900-1910. Laneville was use to getting some flooding; More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits For December 3, 2013

This photo is of Backbone Mountain on US 219 in WV.  It looks like a heavy snowfall that year.  The sign to the right reads Backbone Mt Elevation 3552 Ft. The card is postmarked Parsons, WVA June 10 1936 11 AM.  More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits For November 26, 2013

This is a copy of the first page of HI Times-published by the Journalism Club of Davis High School. Dated November 1940. Sponsor was Mrs. Joyce Cooper, Editor-in-Chief Bob Smith, Assistant Editor Justina Mamish, More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Turner’s Tidbits for November 19, 2013

This photo is of the Blackwater Coal Company Tipple Davis, WV.  The card is dated 1925. The tipple was used for several years. I can remember my grandfather telling of a tipple that he worked at outside of Davis. More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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October 29, 2013

This photo is of the ruins of the McKenzie Hotel in Hambleton which burned April 9, 1912. The McKenzie was a three story building and was one of seven hotels in Hambleton. The hotel was built by the railroad between More...