Tag Archives: Williamson WV

He laid more than 136 bricks per minute. All day.

Item 032596 in the collection of the West Virginia Historical Photographs Collection reads Testament to the Brick Laying Prowess of Thoney Pietro and appears to be a 1946 newspaper clipping, though its source is not identified in the collection. “The life of Thoney Pietro has not always been that of a retired country gentleman; he […]


The Depression gave my family and me a gratefulness nothing else did

Please welcome guest author C. Douglas Ward, principal of Williamson High School, Williamson, WV.  The following article was culled from his master’s thesis, “A Case Study of an Appalachian Community during the Great Depression,” submitted, and accepted, at Marshall University in 1990. Ward is currently pursuing an ED. D . in Educational Leadership at Morehead […]

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