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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 19, 1927:
Miss Bernice Ward was hostess to a party of her friends at her home Friday evening. Those present were: Misses Inez Barker, Ella Toney, Beulah Ballard, Martha Dingess, Minnie and Grace Workman, Minnie Ferrell, G.W. McCloud, Tracy Vickers, James Turner, Bud Waugh, Paul winter, B.H. Grace, Arnold Barker, Dallas Toney, Virgie Ferrell, Ward Ferrell, Carlos Ferrell, and Ernest and Cecil Ward. All reported a lovely time.
Dr. and Mrs. D.J. Ferrell are visiting relatives and friends in New Haven this week.
Miss Beulah Ballard returned to her home here Wednesday after a visit with relatives in Huntington.
Mrs. W.V. Ferrell and Mrs. H.T. Toney are visiting relatives in Flatwoods, W.Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis spent the weekend in Huntington.
We are indeed sorry to report the sudden illness of Mr. G.S. Ferrell who was rushed to a hospital in Huntington Friday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Dingess of Godby was calling on Miss Susie Carper Sunday.
Daily scenes in our village–Mabel and her groceries; Inez working in the office; Paul keeping store; G.W. and his car; Kyle in the garage; Bias and that pipe; Ella Jane and Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. Wetzel Raines of Peach Creek were calling on friends here Sunday.
C. Russell Christian (c.1861-1889) was a well known regional poet born in Logan County, WV. A son of B. and E. (White) Christian, he married Marian Trent, fathered at least one son (Carl), and died of typhoid fever at Kirbyville in Wyoming County, WV. He is buried in Oceana, WV.
The aged bell-man sat aloft,
Revolving in his soul full oft
The varied fortunes of the band
Warring for his native land.
While in the rugged hall of State
The new-born Congress proudly sate
Advising in the face of Death
Freedom or the open heath.
Ev’n as the Sun with kindling light
Dispels the horrid dark of Night,
So Freedom when her time had come
Claimed her own Columbian home.
The great assembly gave the word
That broke the reign of George the Third;
And thousand Ages paled before
Sights they had not seen of yore.
And friendly gods beheld the sight
Of Freedom’s Eagle bathed in light;
“Ring! ring!” the small boy shouted forth;
The grand evangel shook the earth!
And shouts of Freedom broke upon
Yankee snows and Dixie’s sun.
And voices cried from out the Past,
“Ye shall have reward at last!”
Source: The Logan Banner, 13 May 1927.
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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this story about the Logan County Game Preserve dated February 1, 1927:
35,000-ACRE GAME PRESERVE HERE IS FOR BENEFIT OF ALL THE PEOPLE–JOHN ELLIS NEW GAME PROTECTOR
Sport lovers in Logan–and they are legion–recently decided to adopt some method for the protection of game and wild fowls which are being rapidly exterminated in the county; consequently they met and formed a body for the purpose of establishing a game preserve in Logan.
H.M. Moore was made president of this association and under his direction the work was undertaken in earnest. Up to this time there has been approximately 35,000 acres of mountain land dedicated to this purpose by the owners. The land lies between the waters of Main Island Creek and Guyan river and extends over the Mingo county line into the Horsepen section.
Contrary to an erroneous impression that has gone out over the county this land is not set aside for the purpose of furnishing a hunting ground for members of this Wild Life League of Logan county but will be used for the propagation of game for people of the entire county during the open seasons as defined by the statutes.
John A. Ellis, former circuit clerk, and one of the most ardent lovers of wild life to be found in the county, has been commissioned by the state as local game protector. No better selection could have been made for Mr. Ellis, in addition to being acquainted with the people of the county and all of this section of the state, knows almost every foot of land lying in the preserve and believes in the propagation of game. Mr. Ellis was commissioned January 17, and has already entered upon his duties.
It is the intention of the promoters of the project to stock this preserve with deer, wild turkeys, pheasants, quail, and the streams with various kind of game fish. As soon as this is done the parties behind the movement will ask the state game and fish commission to take over the preserve and maintain it. This proposition will be submitted to the proper state officials when the commission meets the first Thursday in April of the present year.
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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 17, 1926:
Just a few items from the busy town of Banco.
Everybody is rushing to get started up Guyan river with peddling loads. We wish them success.
Several from Banco attended church at Thomas’ Circle Saturday night and Sunday.
Charley Garrett of Curry is right on his job this week. Stay with it Charley. Winter is coming and then there will be plenty of I-C-E.
Among those who were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Varney last Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Thomas and daughter Jennie and little nephew Master Willard Varney, Walton Garrett and daughter Susie of Curry, Misses Marea Lucas and Clara Harmon.
Mrs. C.E. Justice and son Charles of Elm street have been visiting Mrs. Justice’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Fugate of Holt.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Ellis and children of Ramage were the dinner guests of Miss Anna Justice of Elm street last Sunday.
Listen, girls! You need not be afraid to go joyriding with Hassel Vance in his new car. He is a very careful driver.
Those who were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Thomas at Thomas’ Circle last Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Ferrell and daughter Ruth, the Rev. White of Henlawson, J.A. Thomas and son Virgil of Estep, Misses Kathleen Hager of Banco, and Daisy Garrett of Curry.
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Hager and small daughter Carmine were the guests of Mr. Hager’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Hager.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. McKinney of Crites have been visiting Mrs. McKinney’s father, F.D. Lucas of Trace Fork, who has been ill for some time.
W.F. Lucas and calling at the Banco post office last Tuesday afternoon. He must have been expecting a letter from Braxton county.
Good luck and good wishes.
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Martin County Courthouse in Inez, KY. 3 March 2018. Photo by Mom.
Appalachia, Aracoma, books, coal, feuds, genealogy, George T. Swain, Hatfield-McCoy Feud, history, Kingsport, Logan, Logan Banner, Mine Wars, Native American History, Native Americans, Tennessee, West Virginia, Woodland Press
From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this item about George T. Swain’s effort to write a history of Logan County dated May 27, 1927:
New Logan County History is Written
G.T. Swain, the Author, Says It May Be Ready For Distribution In 60 Days.
Announcement was made yesterday by G.T. Swain that his manuscript, on which he has been working for the past several years, of a complete history of Logan county, is practically completed and he plans to leave here within the next ten days for Kingsport, Tenn., where he will place it in the hands of a publisher.
It is understood the book will be published with cloth binding, the cover title to be printed in gold letters, and the work will cover approximately 400 pages. It will give traditions and legends of the tribe of Indians that inhabited this valley, details of the invasion and battle here when Aracoma was killed, the early life of the pioneers and who they were, as well as incidents occurring here during the early years.
It will contain a full history of the Hatfield-McCoy feud which occurred partly on Logan soil and a full and complete account of the mine war. Organizations of the coal companies that developed the valley will be given in full and even the names of the first white male and female child born in the valley will be recorded.
In addition to the historical data which have been obtained after laborious work the book will contain biographical sketches and pictures of approximately fifty prominent men who helped in the development of the great Guyan valley coal field. The completed book is expected to be ready for distribution within 60 days.
NOTE: To order a reprint of Swain’s history book, go here: http://www.woodlandpress.com/book/local-history/history-logan-county-west-virginia
NOTE: It’s very important for local newspapers to promote works by historians/writers!