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This is a photo of Charles and Nora Merrill Nichols and their family. The family lived on Brown Street in Thomas, just at the top of the hill. The house was torn down within the last ten years. Charles worked in the local coal mines. In the photo (L to R) front: Hanora Nichols born in 1928-2008 and was married to Carl Sprague. She retired after 22 years More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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This photo reminds me of times when entire families would travel home to spend time together. There would be times of eating in shifts with children eating in the stairs (often trying to be one step higher than More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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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 More...

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By Parsons Advocate On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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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...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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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...

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By Parsons Advocate On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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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...

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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...