Friday afternoon, a party consisting of Dr. Dye, F.S. Hathaway,
Jerome Hardman, and county commissioners G. Johnson, G.L. Lynch and G.W. Dye was
returning from an inspection of the new Leafbank bridge in Dr. Dye’s Ford
On the hill just below town at the spring, F.S. Hathaway, who
was driving the car, stopped to allow another car to pass and allowed the engine
to stop. He got out to crank the engine, and for some cause, the car started
with its load down over the steep bank below the road.
When the car reached the lower road, it turned completely over
with commissioners Johnson and Lynch and Mr. Hardman still in it, and then
turned on over the river bank into the river. For a great wonder, no one was at
all hurt, with the exceptions of a few bruises and scratches.
The car was not damaged a great deal, only a wheel and
windshield being broken and some rods and connections bent. The members of the
party who were in the car at the time of the accident are congratulating
themselves on their fortunate escape.
The descendants of Phebe Tucker Cunningham, one of the most
noted women of pioneer days, whose capture by the Indians is familiar to every
reader of Indian warfare, will dedicate a monument to her memory in the old
Collins burying ground, at Freed, this county, where she lies at rest.
Her husband, Thomas Cunningham, sleeps at Frederick’s Mills in Ritchie County
on his old homestead, and a movement is on to mark his grave also. Few pioneers
have a more interesting history or a longer line of descendants scattered
throughout the state.
1964, 50 years
Lightning struck a barn on the Homer King place at Pleasant Hill
last Friday afternoon about ,
and the barn was quickly consumed by the flames.
Grantsville volunteer firemen answered a call to the fire, but
the barn was gone by the time they arrived. The barn was said to have contained
The area has had a number of very local thundershowers and
storms. Temperatures have been 90 and above for several days, with high
humidity. Sometimes temporary relief comes in the form of a local shower,
covering only a small area. In such a storm, lightning struck this particular
1989, 25 years
Is it possible that we may be close to seeing the end of
multiflora rose? James W. Amrine, associate professor of Entomology at WVU, was
in Calhoun County last Tuesday, meeting with Charles
Brown, ASCS county director, and answered the question.
Amrine has been working in collaboration with the W.Va. Dept. of
Agriculture on a naturally occurring viral disease, rose rosette, a fatal
disease of multiflora rose, which is transmitted by a microscopic mite.
Amrine’s trip to
County was due to a call
about suspect multiflora rose plants that had been found dying on Gene Carter’s
farm at Nicut.
Regretfully, the roses were determined uninfected with the rose
rosette virus; however, Amrine stated that he was certain the virus would
probably be observed in Calhoun this summer.
The viral carrying mites can be airborne and have been found to
be progressing steadily eastward at a rate of about 60 miles per year.