Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The West Virginia News, The Greenbrier Independent, White Sulphur Star, and other publications archived since 1852. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
1920 – 100 Years Ago
When officers arrived at Nixon Hollow, a small tributary to Big Laurel, they discovered a still in charge of two men who were busy “boiling one off.” The officers called to the moonshiners to raise “both hands in one count,” but instead, the men at the still opened fire with guns and for a short time there was a general fusillade of bullets. One of the moonshiners was seriously wounded, having been shot in the abdomen and also in the arm. The still and contents were destroyed and the operators taken to Richwood.
If you want to know the how and why of a good kitchen range attend the special demonstration of the Majestic range to be held at the store of Lee and Lee. It is love at first sight, in most cases, when a housewife sees the bright, permanent finish, of the range, and it is love for life, once she sees the rugged construction, the heat-right joints of the Majestic.
Lizzies Make Ford Rich
Henry Ford’s income for the current calendar year will reach $75,000,000, based on the production of approximately 1,300,000 “Lizzies.” The original investment of the Ford company a score of years ago was $28,000.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Police To Get Auto
The need in Lewisburg for an automobile for the exclusive use of the police department of Lewisburg is paramount. The Lewisburg Chamber of Commerce now have on a drive to purchase this automobile, your support of this worthy project is earnestly solicited
Kline Sails For Britain
Charles H. Kline, Jr., son of Mrs. J. Wade Bell of Lewisburg, who is on the editorial staff of “World Report’” Washington, will sail on Oct. 11 for England on the Queen Mary for an indefinite assignment as London representative of the magazine.
Morlunda Brings Home Ribbons
Morlunda Farms carried off top honors and ten blue ribbons in the purebred Hereford show of the Maryland State Fair at Timonium, Md., last week. Morlunda Domino 61st was adjudged grand champion bull of the fair, and reserve champion female honors went to Morlunda Lassie.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
Democrats Charge Stans
Former Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stans has labeled a “scurrilous pack of lies” Democratic charges he diverted $114,000 in President Nixon’s campaign funds to pay off a squad of political spies and then destroyed the records.
Huge Bear In Store
A huge Alaskan brown bear is on display at Aide’s Discount in the Red Oaks Shopping Center in Fairlea (dead of course) after it was taken by Richard Aide on a recent hunting trip to the 50th state.
Several local groups and individuals have gone on record as opposed to clearcutting in the Monongahela National Forest. Kermit Moore, president of the local Izaak Walton League chapter asked for a three -months moratorium on clearcutting.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Skaggs Plays Carnegie Hall
Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs brings the best of bluegrass to Carnegie Hall. In addition to his public performance, Skaggs will perform for all students at Greenbrier East High School as part of Carnegie Hall Spotlight on Schools Performance Series.
After deliberating for just over three hours, a Greenbrier County jury on Monday found Marybeth Davis guilty of poisoning her children. When Chief Circuit Judge Frank Joliffe read the first verdict, which proclaimed Davis guilty of attempting to injure in 1981 her then-ten-week-old son, Seth, Davis cried out and sought the arms of her attorney, Paul Detch, for comfort.