Monthly Archives: November 2008

Rich outsiders vs. the less rich locals at Skyland

To the locals, he was an arrogant and self-serving businessman, responsible for the dislocation of over 400 families when he sold his mountaintop acreage to create the core of the Shenandoah National Park. One neighbor felt “especially betrayed by George Pollock…[for] “pushing the people out. And, you know, coming up with all the stories of […]

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Amelia Earhart drops in

Amelia Earhart flew into the Anderson, SC airport in her Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogyro on Nov 14, 1931 and attracted over 1,000 spectators. Mayor G.T. McGregor and other city leaders met her at the airport. In May of that year, flying that plane, the thirty three year old had set a world altitude record of 18,415 […]

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Fire set during a robbery

William E. Carpenter shot these 8×10 glassplate photographs at the scene of a November 17, 1901 fire in Freemansburg, WV. According to the Weston Independent of November 19, 1901, the fire destroyed the businesses of Robinson and Hall and C. H. Taylor, the post office (in Robinson and Hall), and the Grange Hall. Lost were […]

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