Echoes of the Past is a set of historic articles from The West Virginia News, The Greenbrier Independent, White Sulfur Star, and different publications archived since 1852. You could also be uncovered to content material that you just discover offensive or objectionable. For causes of historic accuracy, articles are reprinted of their unique type and don’t mirror the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
1922 – 100 years in the past
Arrest warrant couldn’t be obtained
A bunch of individuals are stated to have been in disguise as the Ku Klux Klan shook a girl’s residence on Muddy Creek Mountain Tuesday evening. Some time in the past, one other girl on the mountain was visited by a band wearing Ku Klux robes. Whether Ku Klux or not is unknown. The girl requested an arrest warrant from Judge McNeer on Wednesday, however was not given one as a result of she was not acquainted with the occasion.
Rev. Kenton H. Bird, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Renick, is the hen deeply shifting the non secular life of this church in a single of the most profitable evangelistic conferences ever held on this part. The assembly lasts till December third.
1947 – 75 years in the past
The first C&O turbine engine passes by way of right here
The first steam turbine locomotive of the new kind went on a take a look at drive by way of Ronceverte on Tuesday. It pulled 5 or 6 personal automobiles manned by railroad officers. A big crowd, together with a number of college courses, gathered at Ronceverte station to look at the lovely, streamlined practice move by way of. Although burning coal, this kind of locomotive doesn’t emit smoke, and the cities alongside the railroad are eagerly awaiting the reality that each one C&O locomotives are of this kind.
Christmas seal despatched
The Greenbrier County Tuberculosis Association broadcasts that 3,500 letters bearing the 1947 Christmas seals had been despatched out Monday asking in your assist of their 1948 program. Listen to WRON’s half-hour Christmas Seal program starting December 1st and persevering with intermittently by way of December twenty fifth. Buy and use Christmas seals!
Nazi Terror Unit
American prosecutors in search of the loss of life penalty for 23 Nazi commanders accused of battle crimes stated the defendants led terrorist squads that massacred greater than 1,000,000 folks in a deliberate try and wipe out complete races.
1972 – 50 years in the past
Mountain View Farm is internet hosting a sq. dance on November twenty fifth from 8am to 12pm. Music by Mike Murphy and The Country Classics. Kent Morgan can be the caller. Admission is $1.50 per particular person.
Ali KO’s Foster in the eighth spherical
“I’m the unheralded champion of the world,” Muhammed Ali boasted after his KO win over mild heavyweight champion Bob Foster to 1,941 paying clients at a complicated Nevada on line casino.
1997 – 25 years in the past
Accused financial institution robber pleads responsible
Drema Ann Moore, 47, of Grandeeville, WV, charged with robbing the Lewisburg department of One Valley Bank, has entered a responsible plea. Moore was arrested by police lower than an hour after the sunlight hours after the theft.
McClung Brothers Ride to boost funds for the MS Society
Darrell and Patrick McClung had been amongst 200 cyclists who took half in the National MS Society’s 150-mile bike tour of West Virginia. The brothers had an exquisite weekend, starting Saturday morning at WVSOM in Lewisburg. They rode 77 miles that day to Cass hearth station. On Sunday morning, the riders bought again on
Bikes to trip again to Lewisburg.
|Darrell and Patrick McClung|