Monthly Archives: May 2012

His excuse for marrying a child was…

May 31, 1898 Yesterday morning, Monday, I left Hyden to come to this neighborhood to see about getting permission to furnish a teacher for this school district. There are 109 scholars in the census. I want to put a Wilmore teacher here, full of the Holy Ghost, to get the people saved. Storefronts in Hyden, […]

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Final run of the Bellaire, Zanesville, and Cincinnati Railway

It was Ohio’s longest-lived narrow gauge railroad. Monroe County’s rugged terrain hindered commerce and communication during the 1800s. In the early 1870s Woodsfield businessmen, led by banker Samuel L. Mooney, promoted a narrow-gauge railroad to connect to the Baltimore and Ohio at Bellaire. Narrow gauge railroads were popular during this boom era because they cost […]

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Busy as a…

They’ll have plenty of time to regroup during the slow months of July and August, but right now it’s the end of the spring honey flow, and apiarists throughout Appalachia are knee-deep in the golden goo. Beekeeping is an age old, and surprisingly little changed, ritual. Below right is a 1908 ad from the Beekeeper’s […]

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