Country Store in
Slaty Fork, West Virginia, is the host site of the "Preserving
Pocahontas" Photo Exhibit and ID Project honoring the men and
women from Pocahontas County who entered military service during World
Special thanks to Terry Burhans, host of
WCHS-TV's "Road Trippin," who interviewed Pocahontas County's
Historic Preservation Officer about the World War II Exhibit on display
at Sharp's Country Store.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Collection
writer, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, was born in Pocahontas County in
1892. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her book, The Good
Earth, and in 1938 she was the first American woman to be awarded
the Nobel Prize.
and personal memorabilia belonging to the late Editor of The Pocahontas
Times is now being archived and made available to the public for the
first time. Price gained notoriety in 1938 when named "Typical
Country Editor" by the American Newspaper Assn. And appeared on
Gabriel Heater's radio show "We the People." His papers have
been in boxes since his death in 1957.
The document at left is pg.
1 of the Muster Roll of "The Pocahontas Rescues" mustered
into service May 18, 1861. Click on the image to access this growing collection
in our on-line digital archive.
Pocahontas County's Official Historical Digital Archive