Appalachia, Brandon Kirk, Dingess, Dingess Petroglyphs, history, Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, Mingo County, Native American History, Native Americans, petroglyphs, photos, Phyllis Kirk, West Virginia
Appalachia, baseball, Bible school, Breeden, Buck Fork, Bulwark, Burlie Riddle, Charles Curry, Charleston, croup, David Tomblin, Dora Workman, Earsel Farley, Ethel Chafin, gambling, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Jacob Alperin, James Baisden, James Mullins, John M. Adams, Julia Mullins, Logan Banner, Logan County, Mamie Adkins, McCloud School, merchant, Mingo County, Mose Tomblin Jr., Naaman Borders, Roxie Mullins, Thomas Carter, Tom Smith, W.J. Bachtel, Wayne, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Will Farley
An unknown correspondent from Whirlwind in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on November 14, 1914:
Forest fires have done considerable damage in this section recently.
Drs. Carter and Ratcliff were Whirlwind visitors one day the first of the week.
Mrs. James Baisden of Dingess died at her home Thursday, November 12th.
Miss Burlie Riddle was shopping at this place on Tuesday last.
Misses Julia and Roxie Mullins were Whirlwind visitors one day this week.
Miss Mamie Adkins was visiting at Uncle Tom Smith’s Friday.
W.J. Bachtel transacted business in Mingo county the first of the week.
T.J. Carter is on the sick list at this writing.
Mrs. David Tomblin of Buck Fork was here Wednesday.
J.M. Adams transacted business at Whirlwind Friday of last week.
Mose Tomblin, Jr., made a business trip to Bulwark Friday.
Jacob Alperin of Charleston was here on business one day recently.
Rev. N. Barber returned Sunday from a business trip to Mingo county.
Miss Ethel Chaffin of Wayne is visiting Naaman Borders at this place.
Little Earsel, the five-year-old child of Will Farley, took the croup last Saturday and died in a few hours. The bereaved ones have our sympathy.
Miss Dora Workman of this place visited relatives at Breeding last week.
The schools of this place taught by Mr. and Mrs. Borders are progressing nicely.
James Mullins, our prominent merchant, bought a fine span of mules recently.
Revs. Vance, Curry, and Border preached at McCloud school house Sunday.
The folks on Buck Fork have organized a Bible school, which all the folks are invited to take a part. That begins to look like the good people of that place are moving in the right way. If all our neighbors would do the same, our young men would find it even more interesting that the disgraceful card table or Sunday baseball. And I am sure it would do more to elevate our country. People are going to engage in something on Sunday, if it is things that are sinful. So let us interest them in something that is elevating and has a wholesome moral uplift. Where we have a Bible school or Sunday school we have a sort of round table in which all may have a say in the subject. There are a thousand and one things that are intensely interesting in the Good Old Book that many educated people are wholly ignorant of, and I am surprised to see so few school teachers that take such little interest in these things. How long will things be thus?
Now that the election is over and the lucky ones are happy and the unlucky ones have bid their loved ones at home goodbye and are on their way up the hated Salt River we wish the dear fellows all a safe voyage.
‘Lasses makin’ is over and the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
Alice McCloud, Appalachia, Carl Adams, Charley Mullins, Dingess, Florence Adams, genealogy, George McCloud Jr., Gillis Adams, history, Hoover Fork, Howard Adams, Ireland Mullins, Logan Banner, Logan County, Lucy McCloud, Mason Adams, May Robinson, Mollie Robinson, Queens Ridge, timber, timbering, West Virginia, Whirlwind
An unknown correspondent from Whirlwind in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on November 26, 1926:
All the boys and girls of Hoover attended the spelling match at the Hoover school Friday and all reported a nice time.
Ireland Mullins was calling on friends at Mollie Robinson’s Saturday evening.
Mason Adams was the guest of Florence Adams Saturday.
Lucy McCloud was visiting her grandmother at Queen’s Ridge Wednesday.
Alice McCloud was looking sad Friday. Cheer up, Alice. I hope Si won’t forsake you.
Wonder who the three good-looking boys were leaving the left fork of Hoover late Sunday evening.
Look out, boys. Gillis Adams is coming back to Hoover Saturday.
Charley Mullins and George McCloud, Jr. were hauling lumber from Dingess Saturday. Boys, are you going again next Saturday?
May Robinson looked so sad Sunday. Cheer up, May. Winter sure is here.
Howard Adams is looking lonely since his girl went to Twelve Pole to spend a few weeks.
Carl Adams is right on his job this week. Stay right with it, Carl. Sunday comes but once a week.
Daily happenings: Carl and his chewing gum; Burl and his tie; Howard and his shoes; Hays and his milk; Burnett and his ring.
A.S. Wellman, Appalachia, Brit Wellman, Ceredo, Dingess, Elisha Wellman, genealogy, history, John Workman, Logan County Banner, logging, Mingo County, Pittsburg, preachers, saw mill, sawyer, Tillie McCloud, timbering, U.S. South, Vane Dingess, W.R. Ellis, Wayne County, Wellman mill, West Virginia, William Mullins
“Quongo Tandem,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, written on August 26, 1891, which the Logan County Banner printed on September 3, 1891:
Wm. Mullins is able to walk about with the aid of crutches.
John Workman, sawyer at Wellman mill, has returned after a brief visit in Wayne county.
Vane Dingess, our wide-awake merchant, has enclosed the lot adjoining his new store with a neat board fence.
Contractor Tresher has returned from Pittsburg with his family and is domiciled in one of the “camp cottages.” His present contract demands his presence at this point.
On Tuesday last Brit Wellman, proprietor of the saw-mill at this place, procured a warrant and searched the premises of W.R. Ellis in request of chains, a yoke, a pair of lines, etc., said to have been stolen by the latter. Part of the property was recovered and the end is not yet.
Monday evening two of our “callud breddun,” preachers of the word, held forth at Camp Locker to a large congregation. As our native Hottentots are much given to “shooting craps” “chuck-a-luck” and similar delectable games, this will doubtless prove a good field for mission work.
On Monday, the 17th inst., at the residence of A.S. Wellman, Mr. Elisha Wellman and Miss Tillie McCloud were united in the bonds of wedlock. Elder Dingess, in his usual impressive manner, spoke the words that made them one. Mr. Wellman is one of Dingess’ best known young men with a host of friends, and his bride, a beautiful young lady from Twelve Pole, no less noted for her many endearing qualities than for her many graces of person. Mr. Wellman is to be congratulated upon his fortunate conquest, and if well wishes count for anything, the happy couple’s future will be one continued summer day. They will reside at Ceredo.
Appalachia, Commodore Andrew Perry, Dingess, Dingess tunnel, Elias Perry, genealogy, history, immigrants, Jack Mounts, Jim Spaulding, Logan, Logan County Banner, mandolin, miller, Mingo County, music, Perry mill, Peter Dingess, timbering, U.S. South, violin, Wayne County, West Virginia, William Mullins
“Quousquo Tandem,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on August 13, 1891:
Presuming upon the absence of any regular correspondent from this place I will give your readers the happenings at Dingess.
For the last few days there has been dearth of rain.
Health in general is good, except among some of those engaged in hard work and addicted to the too free use of water. An indisposition is prevalent at present, something akin to dysentery.
William Mullins, who was lately injured at the sawmill, is rapidly recovering.
Dingess now boasts of a string band, composed of a number of our Italian citizens, who are at present engaged in working in the tunnel, and “oft through the still night” may be heard the dulcet strains of the mandolin and violin cello ringing in harmony as they are gently wafted above.
Commodore Andrew Perry’s mill is running full time and things are speeding along nicely. Although not a large man, Commodore has a heart as big as the whole county, and he deserves all the success he is having.
Peter Dingess is hauling for the Perry mill and keeps an abundant supply of logs in the yard.
Jack Dingess has developed into a full-fledged “Boniface.” He has at present stopping with him some twelve or more men engaged in arching the tunnel. He sets a good table and has pleasant accommodations. At night, after the inner man has been refreshed all adjourn to the front porch, where an open air concert is rendered by the “string band,” in the delectation of all within hearing distance.
“Uncle” Jim Spaulding, son and daughter, and Jack Mounts left for a brief visit to their homes in Wayne county, last week.
Lias Perry is again with us looking well and hearty after his visit home.
“Jim Yats,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on June 26, 1890:
Farming is at a stand still in this locality on account of so much rain.
Railroading is lively along this part of the line. Mr. King is working two crews, one at day, the other at night.
W.F. Farley is teaching our public school at this place.
Smith Dingess and Mary Chafin were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at this place last Friday.
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