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
Voters of West Virginia will be relied upon next week to pass judgement on the candidates of 23 women for school positions principally for membership of board of education. In addition to these, several women have been nominated by both parties for the House of Delegates.
Beavers In Pocahontas
A game refuge has been established on an abandoned farm through which Tear Coat Creek flows in Pocahontas County, where a colony of beavers have been discovered. They are the first beavers reported in the state in 50 years, perhaps 75 years.
Prof. Hamrick, principal of the Smoot High School, in company with a number of his pupils, hiked across the hill to the foot of Coal Pit Ridge on the 23rd, and after spending the night around the campfires they swooped down the mountain sides and streams taking the game and fish by surprise. It is said few escaped.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Gets Big Pike
Mark A. Scott caught one of the largest pike taken from the Greenbrier River this season Monday night. The fish weighed 8 ¼ pounds and was 20 inches long. It was hooked by plug casting just below the mouth of second creek.
Herb Makes Debut
The discovery in Greenbrier County of an herb, “fringed gentian,” previously not known to grow in West Virginia, was reported by Prof. P. D. Strausbaugh and Earl N. Core of the West Virginia University biology department.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
Rupert Park Grant
The Bureau of Outdoor Recreation of the U. S. Department of the Interior awarded a $2,000 grant to the town of Rupert for development of approximately three acres of the Rupert city park.
Committee Ordered to Reveal Names
The Finance Committee to Re-elect the President is under a court order to reveal the names of some of the donors to the $10 million “secret” fund that was raised for President Nixon’s campaign.
A big, sizzling turkey, golden brown and shining with juices is one of the most tempting main dishes it’s possible to serve. But is it sensible for small families to indulge in the pleasures of a big bird? Resoundingly, yes. First of all, turkeys are listed as an economical buy this month due to plentiful supplies, according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture. And, large birds are often a better value because they have more meat in relation to bone.
Lewisburg’s Heritage House Restaurant at the corner of Washington and Jefferson makes special trips to the East Coast for ocean-fresh seafood. They offer a fish fry Nov. 6, 13, and 20: fish, French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter, coffee or tea for only $1.50, all you can eat.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Looking For ET
What will astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank do when they finally find ET? They will uncork the champagne, of course! NARO employees say a bottle is kept on ice 24 hours a day during the periods when astronomers associated with the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute conduct their studies of the universe at the observatory.
Rodney G. Stoner, director of food and beverage, and Executive Chef Robert Wong of The Greenbrier have announced the 25th graduation exercises of the renowned Culinary Apprenticeship Program at The Greenbrier.
|Graduates of the 1997 Culinary Apprenticeship Program at The Greenbrier|