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
Improved Rail Service
The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Electric Railway Company has just announced an important and much improved schedule for their passenger car service. It meets all trains on the main line of the C&O with as little loss of time to their passengers as is possible to work out.
Greenbrier Stock at International Stock Show
Greenbrier County Shorthorn cattlemen shipped this week to the International Stock Show at Chicago their prize entries totaling nine head from the barns of Tuckwiller Brothers, Wilson Brothers and McLaughlin. The international show begins Saturday, and stock from all over the world will be exhibited there.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Gets Famous Lamb
A champion Corriedale ram produced by West Virginia University was recently purchased by E. D. Knight, Charleston, who owns the Tuscawilla Farms, a short distance from Lewisburg.
Treasure Hunt In Reich
American war crimes prosecutors have embarked on a vast treasure hunt in search of millions of dollars in gold – perhaps as much as $450,000,000 – they believed was cached by Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler’s foreign minister.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
County Natives Elected
An internal medicine specialist and a surgeon have been selected to head Charleston Area Medical Center’s joint medical staff. Dr. James McKenzie, internist, was elected CAMC’s first chief of staff. Dr. McKenzie is a native of Marfrance and was graduated in 1949 from Marshall College. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1954 and completed internship at Ohio State Hospital in Columbus. His residency was served at Indiana University Medical Center.
Elected vice chief of staff was Dr. David Gray, a surgeon. A native of Rainelle and a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, he received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. His internship and residency work included affiliation with Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, the National Cancer Institute and McMillon Hospital. He spent two years as a captain and chief of surgery with the U. S. Army in Heidelburg, Germany.
The corner of Court and Washington streets in Lewisburg may look considerably different in years to come as work is now underway to demolish the former service station there. Owners are Edward and Munir Yarid, local retailers, who will reportedly develop the area with new construction.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Nearly 300 thespians converged on Lewisburg to transform the town into a theater lover’s paradise. The West Virginia Theater Conference, a loosely knit organization of theater educators, students and practitioners, held its annual fall convention. The Greenbrier Valley Teen Drama Club won the Ensemble Award for its performance of “I Know I Saw Gypsies.” The eight-member cast was composed of Anna Gibson, Weitske Ten Berge, Sharon Lutz, Mary Davis, Carla Brackman, Jason Johans, Woody Leed and Ekadasi Fullman.
First Day Trophy Bagged
This big 10-point buck was killed by Kevin H. McClung (right) of Frankford on the first day of buck season. Also are pictured are Michael L. McClung (from left), Melissa R. McClung and Kyle H. McClung.