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historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-9cd3c_anna-wallace_Marlinton-WV.html
Home of Anna Wallace (1867-1952), in 1922 the first woman elected as Superintendent of Schools for Pocahontas County. Ten women were elected county superintendents in 1922, the first year WV women were able to run for that office after passage of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-008a9_big-lime_Marlinton-WV.html
The Greenbrier Limestone in the quarry represents the "Big Lime" of the driller. Fish-egg like o├Âlitic zones in the "Big Lime" yield oil and natural gas in West Virginia.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RQF_natural-history-and-heritage_Buckeye-WV.html
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) lndigo Buntings have no blue pigment; they are actually black, but the diffraction of light through the structure of the feathers makes them appear blue. These attractive birds are also found in rural roadside th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14BE_union-camp_Hillsboro-WV.html
On November 5, 1863, Union Gen. William W. Averell established his command post and camp on the wide plain in front of you known as the Little Levels. Averell came here with his combined force of infantry and cavalry while conducting a raid on the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13LI_marlinton-heritage_Marlinton-WV.html
Marlinton"There ain't no G in MARLINTON!"o wrote Andrew Price, the first mayor of Marlinton. The town gets its name from Jacob Marlin who arrived here in 1749 with Stephen Sewell and built a cabin near the mouth off the Greenbrier River. This esta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13K6_ewen-purcell-horn-antenna_Arbovale-WV.html
This horn antenna was used by Harold I. Ewen and Edward M. Purcell at the Lyman Laboratory of Physics at Harvard University in 1951 for the first detection of radio radiation from neutral atomic hydrogen gas in the Milky Way at a wavelength of 21 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13JY_camp-allegheny_Bartow-WV.html
In late November 1861, Confederate forces at Camp Bartow moved southeast to this strong position on Allegheny Mountain overlooking the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Colonel Edward Johnson, 12th Georgia Infantry, took command of the garrison with …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13I9_camp-bartow_Bartow-WV.html
(sidebar)On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William F. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they mar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13I6_camp-northwest_White-Sulphur-Springs-WV.html
Huntersville (three miles northwest of here) in January 1862. Camp Northwest became Confederate Col. William L. Jackson's headquarters and a supply depot for the outposts under Jackson's command. Called the Huntersville line, it stretched from the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMN1J_black-mountain-fire_Marlinton-WV.html
You are standing on Black Mountain. This mountain and Big Spruce Mountain, to your left, were named for the giant spruce trees that once darkened their slopes. In the early 1900's, loggers from eight camps in this valley hauled valuable spruce …
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