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
Couldn’t Get Warrant
A bunch of persons said to have been disguised as Ku Klux Klan rocked the house of a woman on Muddy Creek Mountain on Tuesday night. Some time ago another woman on the mountain was visited by a band dressed in Ku Klux robes. Whether Ku Klux or not, it is unknown. The woman on Wednesday called on Justice McNeer for a warrant but did not get it because she knew none of the party.
Rev. Kenton H. Bird, pastor of Renick charge, Methodist Episcopal Church, is the bird who is stirring the spiritual life of that community to its depths in one of the most successful evangelistic meetings ever held in that section. The meeting continues until December third.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
First C&O Turbine Engine Passes Through Here
The first new-type steam turbine locomotive passed through Ronceverte on a trial run Tuesday. It was pulling five or six private cars occupied by railway officials. A large crowd, including several classes of school children, gathered at the station in Ronceverte to see the beautiful stream-lined train pass through. Although it burns coal, this type of locomotive does not give off any smoke, and towns along the railroad are anxiously awaiting the time when all C&O locomotive are of this type.
Christmas Seals Mailed
The Greenbrier County Tuberculosis Association announces that 3,500 letters containing the 1947 Christmas Seals were mailed on Monday with a letter asking for your support of their 1948 program. Listen to the Christmas Seal half-hour program over WRON, beginning December 1 and continuing at intervals until December 25. Buy and use Christmas Seals!
Nazi Terror Unit
American prosecutors, asking the death penalty for 23 Nazi commanders charged with war crimes, declared the defendants led terror squads which massacred more than 1,000,000 persons in a planned attempt to wipe out whole races.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
The Mountain View Farm will hold a square dance November 25 from 8 until 12. Music by Mike Murphy and The Country Classics. Kent Morgan will be the caller. Admission is $1.50 per person.
Ali Stops Foster In The 8th Round Via KO
“I am the undeclared champion of the world” boasted Muhammed Ali after his knockout of light heavyweight champion, Bob Foster, before 1,941 paying customers inside a plush Nevada gambling casino.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Accused Bank Robber Enters Guilty Plea
Drema Ann Moore, 47, of Grandeeville, WV, accused of robbing the One Valley Bank branch office in Lewisburg, entered a guilty plea. Moore was apprehended by police less than an hour after the daylight robbery.
McClung Brothers Ride To Raise Funds For MS Society
Darrell and Patrick McClung were among the 200 bike riders taking part in the National MS Society 150-mile bike tour of West Virginia. The brothers had a wonderful weekend which began at WVSOM in Lewisburg on Saturday morning. They rode 77 miles that day to the fire station at Cass. On Sunday morning, the riders got back on their
bikes to ride back to Lewisburg.
|Darrell and Patrick McClung|