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
Wins All Games
For the first time in its football history, which stretches back to 1891, West Virginia University has played through a season without suffering a defeat. Their last game this season was with Washington & Jefferson at Morgantown Thanksgiving Day and was victorious by a score of 14 to 0 before a crowd of 13,500 spectators.
Origin Of Red Neck
The expression of “Red Neck” had its origin in the armed march of union miners on the nonunion coal fields of Logan and Mingo counties in August and September, 1921, through the wearing of a red handkerchief around the neck by members of the union army as an identification mark.
Arthur Wilde, celebrated cellist of New York, will give a concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 15th, for the benefit of the John A. Preston Community House. Admission 50 cents.
1947 – 75 Years Ago
Veterans Buying Houses
War veterans are buying 22,000 new houses a month with government-guaranteed loans and are paying an average of $8,200 per house the Veteran Administration said.
Train Runs Over Girl
Caught on the tracks by the fast-approaching Sportsman, crack C & O passenger train, Virginia Farley, 15, of Hinton, dropped to the roadbed and hugged the ties as the entire train passed over her body, then unhurt but badly shaken, walked to an embankment beside the track and sat down to recover from her nerve-wracking experience.
1972 – 50 Years Ago
Since the end of World War II, military competition and confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States has dominated the course of history and shadowed the lives and future hopes of all peoples. That the ground rules were shifting in the U.S.–Soviet relationship has been apparent for a long while, and unprecedented moves toward the development of common economic interests and trade between the two countries have now been made.
Apollo 17 Headed Toward Moon
Whooping with glee at the fiery drama of their nighttime launch, Apollo 17’s astronauts blasted off today on the final and most difficult journey in America’s planned exploration of the moon.
1997 – 25 Years Ago
Clinic Wins Architectural Award
The Robert C. Byrd Clinic at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg was recently awarded the Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Jeffry Kreps of Kreps & Kreps Architects/Consultants, the clinic’s designer, and WVSOM President Olen E. Jones Jr., Ph.D., were on hand to accept the award in Charleston.
|The Robert C. Byrd Clinic in 1997|
Local Garden Club Receives Award
For its beautification project on the Civil War Cemetery, the Lewisburg House and Garden Club received the Hadden Pitcher award at the 65th annual meeting of the West Virginia Garden Club. Emily Shirey of Lewisburg received the Lou McManaway award for her work with the Girl Scouts and work at the Lewisburg elementary and junior high schools. She is also involved with the Monarch Butterfly project.