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.
1922 – 100 Years Ago
Salt Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, is to be opened as a resort again after standing idle for 16 years. The property is owned by Charleston parties. The old hotel is a picturesque place. Its buildings date back in some cases as far as 1820.
Pershing Visits White Sulphur Springs
General John J. Pershing, chief of staff of the United States Army and commander of the American expeditionary forces during the late world war arrived at White Sulphur Springs on Monday for a fortnight’s stay at the Greenbrier.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Largest Real Estate Deal
The town of Marfrance, Greenbrier County, consisting of 108 houses has been purchased by the Lilly Land Company. The Princeton company bought the town from Gauley Coal Land Company and the Margarette Coal Company. The deal is said to be one of the largest real estate deals ever made in Greenbrier County.
Health Commissioner N. H. Dyer said only 60 cases of polio had been reported so far this year and we do not consider the present incidence of poliomyelitis to be epidemic. Dr. Dyer declared it was not necessary to close schools, even though such action has been taken in Randolph, Barbour, and Tucker counties.
Barter Players To Perform
The world-famous Barter Players will appear in Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg. These versatile actors will present George Bernard Shaw’s brilliant comedy, “Arms and the Man,” under the sponsorship of Greenbrier College Alumnae association for the benefit of the scholarship fund.
1972 -50 Years Ago
No longer what they used to be, Muhammed Ali and Floyd Patterson are matched in a 12-round elimination bout tonight at Madison Square Garden with the winner earning a shot at Joe Frazier and the title.
Layoffs in the aerospace and electronics industries coupled with an antitechnology campaign are bearing their bitter fruits. An AP dispatch from Washington, DC, reports that enrollment in engineering schools during the past year has dropped severely and could add up to a shortage of engineers in 1975.
Cass Railroad Grows
The Cass Scenic Railroad has acquired two more steam locomotives, both of which were formerly used by the United States Army on their Fort Eustis (Virginia) Military Railroad.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Friends of Early Intervention/Greenbrier Preschool had a lively alumni picnic at Hollowell Park, Lewisburg. Over 47 children, babies, toddlers and “graduates” attended with their parents. Staff was on hand to pass out balloons, push swings, chat with parents and join in a hand-clapping final sing led by Susie Moore-Ratliff.
|Diane (left) and Owen Browning joining the fun with preschool teacher Robin Skillern.|
The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum in Hillsboro had a very busy August with visitors from 27 states and four countries.
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