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Time marches on

One sure sign of approaching old age or advancing old age is the speed at which time passes. It seems like ages ago that the world of people was rushing…

Zinc industry emerged

The zinc industry got its start locally in the year 1868 when Jason W. Mixter and his associates purchased 242 acres of land that was rich in zinc ore on…

Zinc industry emerged

The zinc industry got its start locally in the year 1868 when Jason W. Mixter and his associates purchased 242 acres of land that was rich in zinc ore on…

Draper knew his history

Judge John S. Draper was born in Draper’s Valley at the old Draper family homestead on the south side of Draper’s Mountain, a few miles south of the Pulaski County…

Draper knew his history

Judge John S. Draper was born in Draper’s Valley at the old Draper family homestead on the south side of Draper’s Mountain, a few miles south of the Pulaski County…

He’s from the old school

Many things stand out in memory of bygone days that bring on a fever of nostalgia when recalled. The old well bucket, the spring house, battery radios, washboards, and octagon…

He’s from the old school

Many things stand out in memory of bygone days that bring on a fever of nostalgia when recalled. The old well bucket, the spring house, battery radios, washboards, and octagon…

A diamond in the rough

On an April day in 1928, in Princeton, W.Va., a young man by the name of  William Jones was playing a game of horseshoes with his father, Grover. As the…

A diamond in the rough

On an April day in 1928, in Princeton, W.Va., a young man by the name of  William Jones was playing a game of horseshoes with his father, Grover. As the…

Great Depression pastimes

(This is a continuation of last week’s column concerning Pulaski County during the Great Depression.) The Big Little Books used the famous comic book characters of the day, the best…