One of the cannons fired during the weekend has a special story. John
Haddox, of Kanawha Artillery, explained that the cannon is only one of
four of its kind that remain. the others are located at Wilson's Creek,
Mo., Shiloh, Tenn., and West Point, N.Y. the 172 year-old cannon that
rocked the hills on Friday night and Sunday is the only one that is
Gary McDonald, a direct descendant of Adonijah McDonald,
and his wife Mimi
portrayed Adonijah and his wife who were caught up in the original
Dennis Carder, center, Captain of Calhoun County's own 19th Regiment of
the Virginia Cavalry, Company A, "The Moccasin Rangers," addressed the
crowd and thanked them and said that next year they would be back to do
Heritage Village, a project of the Calhoun County Historical Society,
was busy with tours and performances. In the picture above, Terry Harris
is showing folks the inside of the Jarvis Store.
The Freed Post Office drew many patrons who were interested in how long
it took letters to get to their destinations in the times past.
(sometimes quicker than mail moves now)
The Jarvis Store always pleases the crowd.
The Stevens School form Pine Creek is a lesson in history all by itself.
Maricia Mlynek, Jackie Bach and Terry Harris take a moments rest on the
swing at the Stemple Cabin.
At Heritage Village, History Alive! program character Maria Isabella
"Belle" Boyd, confederate spy, performed for a large audience. she was
portrayed by Patty Cooper of Parkersburg. Her performance was one of the
many highlights of the weekend.
2009 Calhoun County High School Homecoming Court included (with
parents), left to right, escort JonLuc Harris (Randy and Beverly Harris)
and freshman princess Brooke Manns (Ed and Wendy Manns of Chloe); escort
Aaron Dawson-Jarvis (Tina Dawson and Rick and Cheryl Jarvis of
Grantsville) and sophomore princess Jordan Mace (Karen and the late Jim
Mace of Chloe); escort Jonah Law (Danny and Alicia Law of Five Forks)
and junior princess Amara Yoak (David and Melissa Yoak of Grantsville);
escort Zachary Hanshaw (Ron and Becky Hanshaw of Chloe) and senior
princess Chelsey Ball (Randy and Brenda Ball of Five Forks); escort
Andrew Wilson (Mike and Anita Wilson of Mt. Zion) and Homecoming Queen
Brandi Bain (Nikki and the late Archie Bain of Big Bend); senior
princess Berlisha Brannon (Carl and Judy Brannon of Millstone) and
escort Kyle Keesler (Albert and Kim Keesler of Grantsville); junior
princess Michelle Hall (Ricky and Patricia Hall of Arnoldsburg) and
escort Stewart Fitzwater (Bruce and Amy Fitzwater of Mt. Zion);
sophomore princess Jessica McPherson (Cindy McPherson of Big Springs and
Anthony McPherson of Roane County) and escort Zach Freshour (Joy
Freshour of Big Springs); freshman princess Lindsey Webb (Rick and
Tammey Webb of Big Springs) and escort Will Richards (grandson of
William and Kathy Richards of Big Springs); in front, crown bearer Levi
Richards, six (Pete and Brittney Richards of Mt. Zion) and flower girl
Mickaylee Cowan, four (Mike and Samantha Cowan of Big Springs).
photo by Patty Haught