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
There is sufficient marble in the hills of Pocahontas County to supply the needs of the entire world for generations to come, and the quality of the stone is unequaled, according to the report of George C. Underhill, a famed geologist of Vermont.
John Chinault, a game violator, attempted to escape arrest by crossing Meadow River, but he got into deep water and had to return and surrender to the deputy game warden who was after him.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
First Night Game
In cooperation with civic groups in Lewisburg, Greenbrier Military School will meet Fork Union Military Academy under the lights on the new high school field. This will be the first time in history a Fighting Cadet team has played a home game under lights.
Candy Shop Opens
Capt. and Mrs. R. B. Gainer will open a candy shop in Lewisburg. Known as The Brier Candy Shoppe, it will be located over the Bee Jewelry Company on Main Street and will feature a full line of candies.
Stream Pollution Concerns Senator
Senator Chapman Revercomb (R-WV) expressed hope today that legislation to aid in the control and abatement of stream pollution would soon be enacted by Congress. “While no steps should be taken to destroy the places of production and work, yet every means should be taken within that limitation to cleanse the waters of this country.
Bee Stings Horse, Horse Kicks Man
A. G. Wood of near Lewisburg was using a horse in the excavation of a cistern on his farm, when a bee stung the horse and the animal kicked him into the cistern, his head striking a rock in the bottom of the excavation which was some feet deep. Mr. Wood is 71 but reported to be making a satisfactory recovery.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
China Criticizes Soviet Union
For 66 minutes, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Chiao Kuanhua accused both “superpowers” of deluding the world on disarmament and of meddling. But he launched his heaviest criticism against the Soviet Union.
Hurricane Knocks Out Local Bridge
Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. said at a GOP rally in White Sulphur Springs, that he was “shocked” when he came here recently to announce the new Hanover Shoe facility, to find that a bridge was out on U. S. 60 following the flood caused by Hurricane Agnes.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
East Soccer Team Triumphant
Overmatched, outdone, overwhelmed – pick one. Whatever word is chosen to describe the visitors, the Spartan soccer team blew out DuPont 11-0 on Thursday night at Spartan Stadium.
State Officials Oppose Risky Investing
Any attempts to invest the state’s operating funds in the stock market will be vigorously opposed by State Treasurer John Perdue and Auditor Glen Gainer, the pair said last week.