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Old 12-17-2009, 02:15 PM
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Calhoun County West Virginia News - Hur Herald

Neat little website with a nice archive of old photos and news from 1880 forward, and current news as well.

Direct link to the photo archives:
Hur Herald

Grantsville suffered a major fire in 1966:
Hur Herald

Some of the old news stories are a bit comedic, others quite sad, some can be both.
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Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/4/1909.

You can't always tell, says an exchange, what will happen. For instance there is a story of a man who determined to commit suicide. He went to the store and bought a rope, can of oil, a box of matches, a dose of arsenic and a revolver.

He went down to the river and pushed the boat from the shore and waded out to where a limb hung over, saturated his clothing with oil, lighted a match, set fire to his clothing, took the arsenic, put the revolver to his temple, pushed the boat from under him and pulled the trigger. But the bullet glanced and cut the rope above him, and he fell kerflop into the river. The water put out the fire, he got strangulated and coughed up the arsenic, and at the next election was candidate for legislature on the reform ticket.
The 1897 Earthquake
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Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/8/1897.

An earthquake shock was very perceptibly felt here last Monday. A general inquiry, "did you feel the shock?" went the rounds.

The little shaking the earth got the other day reminds us that we are liable to be swallowed up any time.
How about a picture of the building where I was born? Maybe this explains my love of burning rubber, gasoline fumes, and anything with wheels?
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The Annamoriah ferry:
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The Creston ferry:
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Lots of old pics there from the riverboat era, oil boom, people, places, and things.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:40 PM
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my father.reads your post all the time. may i please have a few storeys about the stout and burrows familys. thanks
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