Monthly Archives: June 2008

This boxing match got prize fighting banned in WV

[27a. I. If any person fight a prize fight in this State, or act as second or trainer, or time-keeper, or referee, or umpire, to any persons so fighting, or if any person assist or in any way aid or abet another to fight a prize fight in this State, he shall be deemed guilty […]

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Every coal miner’s lunch bucket smelled of the coal mines

“My father walked six miles carrying a bucket and a pick. The bucket was made of tin and in the bottom of the bucket was tea for lunch, and the top of the upper section of the bucket was a compartment for a couple of sandwiches or some fruit and then the lid. Inside the […]

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The first car in Crow, WV

Photo caption reads: “First car to Crow, W. Va. Walter Dudley and family of Glen Morgan, Permission Postmisstress at Crow. June 11, 1910″ appalachia appalachian+history appalachian+mountains+history automobiles Crow+WV Raleigh+County+WV Tweet Send to Kindle

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You are now embarking on a perilous course

Representative Joseph Crockett Shaffer(R-9th District, VA) had been a member of the 71st Congress for only 3 months when the De Priest incident made national news. It was June 1929, and First Lady Louann Hoover had refused to invite black Congressman Oscar De Priest’s wife, Jessie Williams De Priest, to the White House to have […]

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