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This Week In History, 7-17-08


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1933, 75 years ago

Tank-ships, the Mildred M. and the Sunshine, part of the fleet maintained by Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, arrived at Cabot Station last week for the purpose of conveying a huge shipment from there to a refinery in Parkersburg.


Oil gathers in the large high pressure lines of Hope Natural Gas Co. and is collected at low points from the drips especially installed for the purpose. It is transported from the drips in tank trucks to large storage tanks at Cabot Station. It is sold to Standard and transported to a refinery where it is blended and reduced and placed on the market.




  1958, 50 years ago

Victor Hamilton Post No. 82, American Legion, is attempting to list the location of the grave of every deceased veteran in Calhoun County in order that the post may see to the proper memorial of veterans at appropriate times. Post Commander Walter Ayers has requested the assistance of the public. Should you know of the location of any such graves, you are requested to send the following information on a post card to P.O. Box 263, Grantsville, W.Va.: Name of veteran; name and location of cemetery; war in which he participated (if Civil War, indicate whether Union or Confederate); person or organization in charge of cemetery; whether or not grave is marked by stone or other marker; unit designation (such as Co. E, 100th Infantry), if known.


Send the information even if you feel the veteran was sufficiently well-known that such might be unnecessary.




 1983, 25 years ago


State officials in Charleston paid sympathetic attention this past Monday to the plight of 43 residents of Rush Run, near Orma, who have frequently been cut off by high water. Unlike most meetings with state officials, the delegation from Calhoun left the meeting with the feeling that something might be done.

On July 11, seven residents of Rush Run, along with state, district and community representatives, met with commissioner of highways Charles L. Miller. The meeting was set up by Sen. Oshel Craigo, who spoke on behalf of residents. He had called upon other legislators to join him in his support.


Residents of Rush Run have been isolated approximately 30 days so far this year when a submarine bridge over the West Fork, which connects them to Rt. 16, emergency services and public schools, is under water.

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